Central Park Players

Holiday Chestnuts: A Fun Selection of Seasonal Shorts

Book by: Various

Director: Natalie Carmolli

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Join us this season for eight delightful holiday-themed short plays!

Poinsettia vs. the Christmas Cactus: A Yuletide Smackdown 

Written by: Jonathan Grahm

All is not calm as the Christmas decorations get into a ruckus over their places on the holiday pecking order. Poinsettia and the Christmas Cactus skirmish over which is on the top of the botanical Christmas list. Soon, an Advent calendar and a dancing Santa are ready to jump into the fray, but Mistletoe arrives just in time and manages to keep the peace.

How I Met Your Santa

By Daniel Guyton

Mrs Claus reveals how she and Santa first met in this adorable one-woman monologue.

Death of a A Snowman

By Daniel Guyton

A young girl and her snowman discuss the afterlife in this existential winter drama.

A Christmas Chaos

By Michael Wehrli

A fast and frenetic comedy that takes the audience on a roller coaster ride through Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Our intrepid band of hearty actors bravely attempt to present the entire story in only ten minutes! All the actors play multiple roles including one who plays both Bob and Mrs. Cratchit (at the same time)! Wild and hilarious, this short play manages to satirize both the classic story and theatrical backstage mayhem at the same time.

Oy Vey Maria

By Mark Harvey Levine

It’s a not-so-silent night when Mary’s Jewish mother shows up at the manger.

Christmas Breaks

By Patrick Gabridge

Christmas is the perfect time to be in love, or so Marcie thought. When her boyfriend surprises her with a variety of gifts to help her deal with him breaking up with her, Marcie’s holiday plans take a nosedive. But endings can bring on new beginnings in this clever comedy about exes, neuroses, and the power of poetry.

A Tree in the House

By Kari Catton

An older dog explains to a puppy why his owners have brought a tree into the house and decorated it with chew toys.

All in a Day’s Work

By Natalie Carmolli

A short comedy about the stresses of being a mall elf. Five elves complain about managing the line of children waiting to see Santa.

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