Project Description

Christmas Shorts: 5 Merry Little Comedies

Brave New Productions continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary!

About the Show

As part of Brave New Productions 10th Anniversary Celebration which has included stand-out performances of Yasmina Reza’s “ART” and the ground-breaking “Standing On Ceremony”, we continue our exploration into the universe of short plays by bringing this unexpected, comedic (and sometimes offensive) collection of five holiday shorts. Truly alternative to the usual Holiday pageantry, the five pieces will be directed by BNP Creative Director Donald Rees, and have a limited run at Theatre Ste-Catherine December 6th and 7th, 2013 – a warm and wonderful way to kick off the Holiday Season!

The short plays featured are: “Going Home”, “The Christmas Witch”, “Xmas Cards”, “Nativity”, and the Samuel French Festival award-winning play “The Student”.

“A delightful holiday gift in a small package… A perfect little holiday diversion – funny, entertaining and with just enough warmth of the holidays… ” San Jose Mercury News

“The script is loaded with low-key, sweet humor.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Funny and profane.” – Wisconsin State Journal

“Funny and heartwarming.” – Isthmus Daily Page

“Touching and inspiring… a favorite!” – Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner

“My favorite piece was The Student by Matt Hoverman. I was surprised to find myself weeping during it. This little two-hander is on both of my BEST OF 2011 lists.” –

“Matt Hoverman’s short play The Student, the best piece at City Theatre’s Summer Shortsfestival [is a] masterful comedy of homoerotic repression and twisted yuletide metaphor. The Student is a reminder that with such gifted acting, directing, and writing, minimalism is more than sufficient.” – Miami New Times

  • Written by: Matt Hoverman
  • Directed by: Donald Rees
  • Narration by: Donald Rees & Marlaine Diggens
  • Narrated by: David Reudelhuber & Emma McQueen
  • Lighting & Sound: Isabelle Tremblay

The Cast

Sabrina Campilii
Sabrina CampiliiGoing Home
Nir Guzinski
Nir GuzinskiGoing Home
Tracy Allan
Tracy AllanThe Christmas Witch
Alex de LaCruz
Alex de LaCruzThe Christmas Witch
J.S. Elie
J.S. ElieThe Christmas Witch
Julie Darlymple
Julie DarlympleXmas Cards
Marc Roth
Marc RothXmas Cards
Stephanie Coco Palermo
Stephanie Coco PalermoNativity
Mark Hrynioch
Mark HryniochNativity
Jennifer Mason
Jennifer MasonNativity
Stephan Rochon
Stephan RochonNativity
Sean Curley
Sean CurleyThe Student
Art Toumanov
Art ToumanovThe Student