Be Furious for the holidays with our first-ever holiday show. In the Los Angeles premiere of this ?adults-only? Christmas comedy, two cockney thugs discover what could be a real-life elf during the night shift at a London warehouse on Christmas Eve. A hooker with a (somewhat) heart of gold also shows up expecting to collect the coveted toy of the season, which was promised to her in exchange for sexual favors. Together, the three try to sort out if the elf is real and may just stumble upon the true meaning of Christmas.
Los Angeles Premiere
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Written by Anthony Neilson
Directed by Robert Pescovitz
November 29 - December 20, 2008
"A NOTABLY SMART ADULT-ORIENTED STANDOUT!"
In just under an hour, British playwright Anthony Neilson?s 1995 one-act comedy strikes an engaging balance of edginess, social commentary and hard-won optimism, without lapsing into sappy cliche...yuletide formulas are wittily upended!" read full review...
- Philip Brandes, Los Angeles Times
"AN HOUR OF NONSTOP DELIGHTS!"
"Rib-tickling... a breath of fresh air in the annual avalanche of saccharine seasonal fare... expert ensemble!" read full review...
-Les Spindle, Back Stage West
"HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES!"
"The perfect holiday show for Furious Theatre Company... It's a quick and funny comedy which, like many of the best comedies, ultimately has moments of real heart... Hits all the right notes... That rare and wonderful creature: a holiday show that's genuinely funny ... and genuine." read full review...
-Sharon Perlmutter, Talkin' Broadway