Yuletide Genocide | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance, Holiday Shows | Chicago Reader

Yuletide Genocide The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays, Fridays. Continues through Dec. 16 2016

This questionably named holiday version of Stage 773’s biannual one-act festival features ten-minute alternate takes on classic holiday stories from six local theater companies: Stage 773, Indie Boots, New American Folk Theatre, the Right Brain Project, Reutan Collective, and Hobo Junction Productions. Kicking off the evening with the strongest piece is host Stage 773 presenting The Gift of the Magi. After Della comes home with her horrendous haircut, excited to give Jim a chain for his prized pocket watch, we find out that Jim sold off his most prized possession—not his watch, actually his penis—to buy her combs. Indie Boots' Little Women-based same-sex love story is a little too sweet surrounded by generally unimpressive perversity, though Anthony Whitaker is enjoyably dry in New American’s It’s a Holiday, Charlie Brown. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $15

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