Dialogue with Three Chords and BrooklynONE present THE KRAMPUS

Dialogue with Three Chords and BrooklynONE present THE KRAMPUS

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) and BrooklynONE (bkONE) Productions team to present THE KRAMPUS from playwright Stephen Gracia. A group of friends bond at a bar on Christmas Eve and share their childhood fears of the Krampus, a real figure from Norse mythology who was a demonic companion to Santa Claus. Directed by Michael LoPorto, who founded D3C with Gracia, the darkly funny show features original music in the form of bawdy holiday carols. The show starts at 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 18 at St. John's Lutheran Chruch, 81 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014. There is a $5 suggested donation.

In "The Krampus," an old circle of friends seek to banish holiday stress as they gather at a Brooklyn bar to drink and commiserate. They sing songs, cracks jokes, and tell stories that are by turns heartfelt and heartbreaking, while others are simply filthy. The lighthearted banter soon takes on a more personal tone, as the group reflect on their own childhoods and memories of the Krampus story. The show features strong language and sexual situations.

"The Krampus' is a play about families of chance, families of choice, childhood monsters, and the joy of new traditions," said Gracia. BkONE co-founder Anthony Marino said his organization were "fans of the Krampus mythology," and that it seemed "a perfect fit."

"The Krampus" features: Jessica Bathurst, Emmanuel Elpenord, Sadie Keljikian, Anthony Marino, Anthony Noto, Julie Orkis, Mickey Ryan, and Steven R. Weinblatt.

Dialogue with Three Chords was founded by Stephen Gracia and Michael LoPorto in 2011 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 HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, The SOHO Gallery of Digital Art, Sargent Theatre, Makor Theater, DUMBO Theatre Exchange, Levenson Hall at Brooklyn College, and the Theaters at 45 Bleecker. More information on Dialogue with Three Chords can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/dthreec

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. More information on BrooklynONE can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/bkONEproductions/

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