The secret romantic life of the great holiday icon and the controversy that engulfs the world.
December 19 at 8pm, December 20 at 8pm, December 21 at 9:30pm, December 22 at 5pm, December 23 at 6pm and December 24 at 3pm.
"A Delightful Surprise! ...a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy's realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully." -NY Times
"Hilarious...Brilliant!" -Out Magazine
"Touching and Moving."-Huffington Post
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon, explores the secret romantic life of the great holiday icon and the controversy that engulfs the world when the truth is revealed. When a little boy's gender atypical gift request to the North Pole is denied, a series of heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet and into the culture wars. A theatrical documentarian inspired by Anna Deveare Smith and the Laramie Project, Mr. Solomon purports to have interviewed, and portrays, all of the key players in the scandal that has come to be known as "Santa-Gate".
Characters include little gay Gary, his confused mom and angry dad, Santa's fake-actress wife, his Agent, his one true love, Giovanni and Mary Ellen Banfield, a conservative activist who is fighting to institute a Santa NO FLY ZONE. The play was inspired by the debate on providing gay role models to children, and the so-called "parents' rights" movement to keep gay issues out of the classroom.
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT ran Off Broadway on Theatre Row at the Kirk Theatre in 2009 and at the Diversionary in San Diego in 2010 in a performance that garnered a Scenie Award for Best Male Solo Performance from StateSceneLa. This production was originally produced in New York by Diverse City Theater, Penguin Rep and Shotgun Productions. Directed by Joe Brancato, Sound design by Jill Du Boff, original music by Andrew Ingkavet and Jason Webb, Projections designed by David Derr.
$20 - 35.
Presented by Combined Artform.