HOLIDAY PUPPET MURDER MYSTERY RETURNING TO MILWAUKEE AND PREMIERING IN RACINE
A Milwaukee favorite in 2008 and 2009, Who Killed Santa? by local playwright, Neil Haven, will be produced again in December 2011 in Racine and Milwaukee.
Who Killed Santa? will run December 1st – 17th at The Sixth Street Theatre in Racine (318 Sixth Street, Racine, WI, 53403,) and December 20th – 30th at Carte Blanche Studios in Milwaukee (1024 S 5th St Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204.) The show features actors Bo Johnson, Alison Mary Forbes, Rick Pendzich, Amy Geyser, Liz Shipe, and Nate Press, also puppets created by Dan Katula, costumes by Amanda Schlicher, written and directed by Neil Haven. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved online at www.whokilledsanta.com. The website also features a video preview and calendar. The show contains adult language and content and is suitable for audiences sixteen and older.
Full title: Who Killed Santa? The Choose-Your-Own-Ending Musical Murder Mystery Holiday Whodunit.
Synopsis: 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, four different endings determined by which suspect the audience accuses. The script has recently been published by Original Works Publishing. This will be the world premiere of the definitive script.
Neil Haven is the author of Pink Champagne, Stuck, Get a Life, and The Playdaters, among others. His work has been seen at In Tandem Theatre, Uprooted Theatre, Pink Banana, The Brumder Mansion, UW-Whitewater, and other theatres around the country.
For additional information, please see www.whokilledsanta.com and contact Neil Haven, firstname.lastname@example.org – 702-539-8987.
Who Killed Santa? by Neil Haven
Calendar of Shows Racine and Milwaukee 2011
The Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, WI 53403
Thurs. Dec. 1, @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 2, @ 8 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 3, @ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Thurs. Dec. 8, @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 9, @ 8 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 10, @ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 11, @ 2 p.m.
Thurs. Dec. 15, @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 16, @ 8 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 17, @ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Carte Blanche Studios
1024 S 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI, 53204
Tues. Dec. 20, @ 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 21, @ 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Dec. 22, @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 23, @ 8 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 24 @ 2 p.m.
Monday. Dec. 26, @ 7:30 p.m. PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Tues. Dec. 27, @ 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Dec. 28, @ 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Dec. 29 @ 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 30, @ 8 p.m.