On December 9th and 10th 2005, Readers Theatre Repertory succumbs to the Christmas spirit with an evening themed “Holiday Cheer”: The Ballad of King Windowglass, by Jack Kurtz, and A Visit from St. Nicholas by Lowell Swortzell.
“We told scary stories in October and dealt with Armageddon in November. It’s time for something warm and funny,” says director Matthew Martin. A farcical take on a beloved Christmas Carol, “Good King Wenceslas,” is the subject of one play, while the second considers, “What if the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ never made it to the public?”. Martin explains his choices by saying, “We’ve done twisted Christmas before, and we’ll do it again. This year I think we can all use some simple joy.”
The cast included Kallan Dana, Michelle Hurtubise, Christopher Malinosky, Matthew Martin, Don Scorby, Ben Van Diepen, Rachel Woolley and Suzan Zeitlin.