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On Saturday, Los Alamos Little Theatre will host the Southwest Rural Theatre Project, performing “The Truth About Santa,” by Greg Kotis.
This is not holiday fare in the “Miracle on 34th Street” vein, as a philandering Santa has to explain his bastard kids to Mrs. Claus ... and hope to survive her wrathful revenge. Parents, think “PG-13” before bringing the kids.
The show was described by one critic as “ ... a play that has every right to become the ‘Christmas Carol’ (or Mahabharata) for weird theater geeks across the world.”
The New York Times called it “a holiday show for people sick of holiday shows.”
For those that have been missing their annual shot of melodrama, this performance encourages marshmallow throwing and hissing or booing at the villains of the play.
Southwest Rural Theatre Project is staging this play at a variety of venues around the state.
The Los Alamos show will start at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Those still wondering what to do New Year’s Eve, might consider going to the opening performance of “Frost/Nixon” by Peter Morgan.
This show, which will begin at 8:30 p.m., is being offered at LALT’s normal ticket prices ($12 or $10) and will feature a reception afterward with desserts from CoCopelli Chocolatier in Santa Fe.
“Frost /Nixon” performances will continue through the first three weekends of January.
For more information about the Southwest Rural Theatre Project, visit swrtp.org.