Dialogue with Three Chords to Present THE KRAMPUS at Lovecraft Bar, 12/15

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) presents a staged reading of "The Krampus" from playwright Stephen Gracia and director Michael LoPorto at Lovecraft Bar, voted 'Best New Bar' by The Village Voice.

The story centers on the character known as "The Krampus," a 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 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 starts at 8pm on December 15 at Lovecraft Bar, 50 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009. Admission is FREE.

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 Krampus' is a play about families of chance, families of choice, childhood monsters, and the joy of new traditions," says Gracia.

"The Krampus" features: Lisa Jill Anderson, Jessica Bathhurst, Emmanuel Elpenord, Thomas James Lombardo, Doug Nyman, Ian Patrick Poake, Steve Weinblatt and Jennie West.

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

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