Neil Haven's Puppet Murder Mystery WHO KILLED SANTA? Plays Arcade Theatre, Now thru 1/12
A Milwaukee favorite in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012, Who Killed Santa? by local playwright Neil Haven will be produced again in January of 2014.
Who Killed Santa? will run today, January 2-12, 2014 at The Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative (Grand Avenue Mall, Lower Level, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.) The show features actors Bo Johnson, Rick Pendzich, Amy Geyser, Liz Shipe, Nate Press, and Brittany McDonald. Puppets created by Dan Katula, costumes by Amanda Schlicher, written and directed by Neil Haven. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved online at whokilledsanta.com. The website also features a video preview and performance calendar. Who Killed Santa? contains adult language and content and is suitable for audiences sixteen and older.
Synopsis: Who Killed Santa? The Choose-Your-Own-Ending Musical Murder Mystery Holiday Whodunit. In this hilarious and irreverent send-up, Santa is hosting his annual holiday party attended by the usual holiday favorites: Frosty, Tiny Tim, The Little Drummer Boy, and Rudolph, who all have a bone to pick with Santa. After the introduction of the sexy new Little Drummer Girl, tempers flare, and Santa ends up with a candy cane through the heart. No one will confess, no one can leave, and Christmas is in jeopardy. As the tension builds, a couple of incompetent detectives enter the scene, and all the dirty secrets of these iconic holiday characters are revealed. Eventually, with the help of the audience, the murderer is convicted and sentenced. Who Killed Santa? is an alternative adult show featuring parodies of holiday songs, large rod puppets, and four different endings determined by which suspect the audience accuses.
About the Playwright: Neil Haven is a published and regularly produced playwright. He is the author of Pink Champagne, Stuck, Get a Life, and The Playdaters, and has been commissioned for several outreach/educational plays. His work has been seen at In Tandem Theatre, Uprooted Theatre, Pink Banana, The Brumder Mansion, UW-Whitewater, and other theatres around the country. He holds an MFA in playwriting from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.
For additional information, please see whokilledsanta.com.
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