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The Eight Reindeer Monologues

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Crown City Theatre Presents “The Eight Reindeer Monologues,”  written by Jeff Goode.


Running from December 6 through December 23, Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays at 11 pm, Saturdays at 11 pm, Sundays at 7 pm

Crown City Theatre, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood, 91602

“The Eight Reindeer Monologues” is the darkest of comedic Christmas-themed plays. 

It is truly adults only, and not just for the language, but for the content, too.  Saying that, it is very funny and done well, as these lovely Crown City actors have, it is something unique and hilarious…and dark.

The play is set in The Reindeers quarters at the North Pole where one by one they turn to the audience and give their own versions of the truth about Santa, Mrs Clause and the scandalous stories surrounding their abusive behavior and their criminal tendencies…I told you, it’s dark!

It’s very cleverly staged and each actor takes their individual moments very seriously, which is why it works so well I think.  It’s a fascinating take on a legend.  What if it were all true, but everything you thought you knew was wrong and the reality of it was warped into the same kind of sick tragedies in our own real world right now?  If someone who held the trust of so many innocents could be the worst kind of criminal, then what?  Where would we go from here?  Interesting and sad, funny and boldly original, and great material for great actors…but dark, very, very dark.

It’s not a long run, so if you want to get your head spun around then head on down to Crown City before December 23rd.


Dasher: Neil Unger

Cupid: Michael Mullen

Hollywood: Michael Marchak

Blitzen: Kimberly Patterson

Comet: Eric Keitel

Dancer: Valerie Lynn Brett

Donner: Jeff Witzke

Vixen: Megan Cochrane

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Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Writer, Filmmaker, Musician. Samantha has Produced over 60 short films and Written and Directed 20. She is the co-creator of 52 Films/52 Weeks and The Cinema Tribe Collective. She has written over 400 LA Theatre reviews and is partners in Xpress Records a Music Publishing Company in the UK.  This year she will be directing her first feature film which she also wrote, developing several others and is writing a children’s book. 

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