Photo Flash: Eight Reindeer Monologues Plays Through 12/19 at the Red Room
Santa's reindeer gather at their private North Pole watering hole, and as the booze flows, the scandal grows. Alternately hilarious & disturbing, nothing is held sacred as the reindeer expose all of Santa's (& their own) indiscretions. Screaming, crying and WAY too much eggnog... isn't that what Christmas is all about?
THE 8: REINDEER MONOLOGUES features Sarah Eliana Bisman*, Rob Brown*, Danaher Dempsey, Michael DeRensis, Jennifer Gill, Rachel Grundy*, Peter Schuyler and Amy Beth Sherman*.
*Appearing courtesy of The Actors' Equity Association
The production, presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and Dysfunctional Theatre Company, will play at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery) December 9, 10 & 17 @ 8pm and December 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 8pm and 10:30pm. Tickets ($18) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at www.horseTRADE.info
Jeff Goode is the award-winning author of The Eight Reindeer Monologues and the creator of Disney's animated series "American Dragon: Jake Long", as well as many other plays, musicals, and television shows. He is a founder of the original No Shame Theatre and founding artistic director of No Shame Los Angeles. www.jeffgoode.com
The Dysfunctional Theatre Company: The 8: Reindeer Monologues is Dysfunctional Theatre's 33rd production. Other recent productions include: Arsenic & Old Lace, The Dysfunctional Guide to Home Perfection Marital Bliss & Passionate Hot Romance (winner of the FRIGID 2009 Audience Choice & Sold Out Show Awards), Brew of the Dead (by Patrick Storck) Chosen (written & directed by Rick Vorndran; winner of the 2008 FRIGID Sold Out Show Award), and Hoover: A Love Story (by Paul Wells). Founded in 1997 Dysfunctional is dedicated to challenging the status quo without taking itself too seriously.
"Eclectic, quintessentially off-off-Broadway" Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
"A company dedicated to irreverent ensemble material" Off Off Online
Horse Trade Theater Group is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York - the first and only festival of its kind in New York City.
Danaher Dempsey as Cupid Peter Schuyler as Comet Michael DeRensis as Dasher Rob Brown as Donner Jennifer Gill as Hollywood Rachel Grundy as Vixen Sarah Elaina Bisman as Dancer Amy Beth Sherman as Blitzen
Rachel Grundy as Vixen