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Santa After Hours

a Holiday Comedy
CATEGORY : COMEDY
by Bob Smith, G.M. Lupo, Megan Hayes, Dan Walsh, Spencer Stephens, Emily Tyrybon, John Stanier, Stacy King

COMPANY : Out of Box Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Artisan Resource Center
ID# 4657

SHOWING : December 05, 2014 - December 20, 2014

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

The zany, late night, adults-only Christmas show returns with all new skits of inappropriate hilarity.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Bob Smith
Cast Stacy King
Cast Bob Smith
Cast John Stanier
Cast Spencer G. Stephens
Cast Emily Tyrybon
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Santa with Claws
by playgoer
Monday, December 22, 2014
3.0
"Santa After Hours" is pretty much what you’d expect it to be: a collection of skits and song parodies that skirt the bounds of good taste and sprinkle in lots of four-letter words. It’s all done with tremendous energy and good humor, though, so it goes down easy (much like the pre-show and intermission drinks that director Bob Smith presses the audience to enjoy).

There’s a "Christmas Carol" parody (with Bob Marley taking the place of Jacob Marley, and introducing ganja that sidetracks the plot with the munchies). There’s a romantic first meeting in the bathroom of a New Year’s Eve party, in which the female is vomiting and the male has a full bladder. There’s a skit in which parents consider their son being gay (which he isn’t) far more acceptable than him taking time off from college. And there are lots of shorter segments, some wordless, all with a comic payoff. It’s mostly pretty silly, but fun.

Bob Smith is the slightly sleazy host figure, with Spencer Stephens the feisty "black Santa" figure and John Stanier the rubber-faced comedian. Emily Tyrybon is the cheery one with over-the-top energy, and Stacy King is the strong female with occasional anger issues. They all get opportunities to show their comic chops and some range. This is definitely an actor’s piece, with the actors supplying enough of the script to make it all appear seamless.

The bare-bones scenic design by Morgan Brooks and the lighting design by Joel Coady both work well, and the costumes (credited to Amazon Prime and Goodwill) look pretty darn good too. This isn’t intellectually challenging work with deep, incisive insights into the human psyche, but it’s exactly what you want at 10 PM in the holiday season: entertainment! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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