Dialogue with Three Chords & BrooklynONE Present THE KRAMPUS, Now thru 12/15

Dialogue with Three Chords & BrooklynONE Present THE KRAMPUS, Now thru 12/15

Dialogue with Three Chords(D3C) and BrooklynONE(bkONE) Productions team to present "The Krampus" from playwright and D3C co-founder Stephen Gracia as part of bkONE's 'Holiday Weekend Experience' series of programming. The original play, directed by D3C co-founder Michael LoPorto, shows the largely unknown side of the Santa Claus mythos. A group of friends bond at a bar on Christmas Eve and exchange stories of their childhood fears of "The Krampus," a real figure from Norse mythology who functioned as an evil-twin to the benevolent Saint Nicholas. The darkly funny show also features original music in the form of bawdy holiday carols. The show runs for three performances: tonight, December 13 at 8:30pm and Saturday & Sunday, December 14 and 15 at 8pm at bkONE's home at St. John's, 461 99th Street in Brooklyn, NY. Admission is $5 and if you bring a new, unwrapped toy with you to donate to Toys for Tots you'll receive a gift from the playwright. Tickets are available at the venue, or by visiting: http://krampus.brownpapertickets.com/

"The Krampus" revolves around a group of friends spending Christmas Eve at a bar in Brooklyn, singing songs, cracking jokes, and telling stories-- some heartfelt, some heartbreaking, and some are simply filthy. "The Krampus' is a play about families of chance, families of choice, childhood monsters, and the joy of new traditions," says Gracia. BkONE co-founder Anthony Marino was only too happy to host the play. "As fans of the Krampus mythology, it seemed a perfect fit when D3C playwright Stephen Gracia pitched doing a piece that explores the darker side of Christmas," explains Marino. "As always we are proud to offer such a diverse selection of arts in the growing Bay Ridge Cultural District bkONE is helping to foster."

More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: www.dthreec.org

More information on BrooklynONE can be found at: www.brooklynONE.org

Dialogue with Three Chords was founded by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto and applies the do-it-yourself philosophy of punk to the stage and features short plays and live music. Their work has also been produced at Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

BrooklynONE productions was founded in 2006 as a haven for new, bold, alternative and experimental works. With a focus on ensemble work, the artistic process and community activism BrooklynONE continues to cultivate thought provoking works and mentor new and emerging artists of all ages and levels. BrooklynONE keeps a residence in South Brooklyn, having had their works produced throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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