Twisted Holiday Shorts Synopsis
A different sort of holiday treat is coming to the Dalton Little Theatre (DLT) in December with “DLT’s Twisted Shorts: The Slings and Arrows of Holiday Cheer.” Directed by Judith Beasley, who is bringing a new format to the boards at the historic firehouse, the production includes eight 10-minute shorts dealing with topics such as unrest among Santa’s elves, frustrated customers navigating fruitcake options, the nature of Hallmark Christmas movies, “changes” for Mrs. Santa Claus, beleaguered retail workers wrestling with too much gift wrapping yet to be done and George and Clarence from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” trying to determine once and for all if it is a wonderful life, just to name a few of the holiday situations. It’s like getting eight shows for the price of one. Each is guaranteed to make you forget your own holiday stress and laugh aloud. Seventeen actors make up the production for which tickets are available now at daltonlittletheatre.com. The cast includes seasoned local performers and a few newcomers to DLT, who will endure these “slings and arrows of holiday cheer.” All the playwrights are acknowledged and awarded writers. The plays are amazing in that each tells us a delightful story in only 10 minutes. Get your tickets now for a laughter-filled holiday treat. Performance dates are Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.
Fought for my role as Matt after not being on stage since 2009 and wound up on the front page of The Daily Citizen Newspaper for the second time with my castmates in the process.
Before I knew it performance dates arrived.
I stayed inside my script for weeks. I tried my best to study my script and not bother my mom as much as I probably should have.
I busted my butt learning my lines and put on the best series of performances I could have after not being on stage for that many years. But it was something I had to prove to myself. That I could still act in a theatre setting.
I have wanted to prove that to myself for sometime since 2009. I just never could bring myself to do it for one reason or another. Finally, the time came to prove myself and I believe I did a good job doing just that.