A Very Bitchy Christmas

By Brian Wild

Directed by Brian Wild

Every family has their Christmas traditions. Grandpa started a family tradition many years ago, telling stories around a Christmas bonfire at his house. But when he dies unexpectedly and Grandma decides she has had enough stories from a family she doesn't even like it becomes a Christmas like no other. Bitchy. And more. Brian Wild's newest play, A Very Bitchy Christmas, explores the true meaning of traditions and of family. In the play some traditions and family don't get coal in their stockings, but they do get raked over the coals by the merciless story that exposes more than winter undergarments.

The play opens on Saturday, November 11, at Broom Street Theater in Madison. The play will run every Friday-Sunday at the theater, 1119 Williamson Street, with Sunday performances at 2:00 p.m. This is the first time Broom Street has performed Sunday matinees. There will be no Sunday evening shows. Despite the new matinee and a Christmas topic this is not a family show. It is a show about family, but it is adult in theme and content.

Wild is the author of eight original plays, including last year's 667: The Number of the Neighbor of the Beast. This play was written with the help of a very large and able cast of 14 actors, including BST veterans N-Digo Baeza, Bree Benson, Lauri Harty, Matt Kenyon, Terry Lane, Annie Raffa, Kathie Rasmussen, Scott Rawson, John Sable, Destiny Sabljak, Jason Valentine, and Jeff Wilson. Newcomers include Alan Gold, Danielle Legg, and Odari McWhorter. Cassi Harris is the understudy. For more information about the play or the theater, call Broom Street Theater at (608) 244-8338 or go the theater's website at www.broomstreet.org.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at 1119 Williamson St

Performances: November 11 - December 17, 2006 (Friday 11/10 has been cancelled)

Performance Times: Fridays and Saturdays - 8PM, Sundays - 2PM Matinee

Ticket Prices: $8 at the door

Call 1-608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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