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One-Man Nutcracker
Plays & Players Theater, 3rd floor, Skinner Studio
Philadelphia, PA
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One-Man Nutcracker
One-Man Nutcracker

written & performed by Chris Davis

directed by Mary Tuomanen

sound design by Adriano Shaplin

choreography by Hallie Rumsey-Lasersohn

with narration by Anita Marie Holland

You know the Nutcracker the ballet, but what if the ballet was performed by only one man? If the daughter Marie, little boy Fritz, creepy uncle Drosselmeir, the mice, the Sugar Plumb fairy, was channeled through one actor. Chris Davis is proud to bring you One-Man Nutcracker, a re-telling of the original E.T.A. Hoffman Nutcracker Story and the Ballet, retold within his unique theatrical lens.

"...a strikingly original writer and performer."
- The Scotsman

"The Spalding Gray of Philly"
- Cameron Kelsall, Broad Street Review

3rd floor of Plays & Players Theatre
1714 Delancey St.
Philadelphia, PA

**please note venue is not ADA accessible. Audience members must use stairs to get to the 3rd floor

Dec 18 - Wed - 6pm (opening)

Dec 19 - Thur - 7pm

Dec 20 - Fri - 7pm

Dec 21 - Sat - 2pm

Dec 22 - Sun - Noon

Dec 23 - Mon - 2pm

Dec 24 - Tue - Noon

Dec 26 - Thu - 2pm

Dec 27 - Fri - 2pm

Dec 28 - Sat - 2pm

Appropriate for ages 13+

$25 tix for General Admission

$10 tix for Student/Artist (**limited amount available for each show)

Chris Davis (actor/writer) is a writer and performer residing in Philadelphia, PA.  His solo shows have toured throughout the United States and Europe. Recently he won the Special Prize as part of the Thespis Monodrama Festival in Kiel, Germany.

Recent projects include solo shows The Presented ( - The List), The Last Emperor of Mexico, One-Man Apocalypse Now ( - superbly crafted - Underdog Reviews), Juan-Winfield, Bortle 8 ("a strikingly original writer and performer". - The Scotsman), Drunk Lion ("A potent success"  - Wee Review), and Violence of the Lambs ("absurd comedy at its very best."   - The Student Newspaper ).  He has participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the last 6 years.

Other projects Alchemist with Mary Tuomanen (Sep 2017), Peaceable Kingdom (Orbiter 3), Damned Dirty Apes! (Renegade Theater), Alias Ellis Mackenzie (Thaddeus Phillips), Anna K (Philly Fringe 2014), Hollys Dead Soldiers (Philly Fringe 2013),The Post-Show (Berserker Residents), Vainglorious (Applied Mechanics).  He was selected as one of Billy Penns Artists to Watch Out For 2017.  He is a coordinator of the experimental DIY festival SolowFest (solowfest.com) that takes place in Philadelphia.

Read more about One-Man Nutcracker on WHYY

More info: www.realchrisdavis.com


Plays & Players Theater, 3rd floor, Skinner Studio (View)
1714 Delancey St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States



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