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Fat Man Crying
The Minneapolis Theater Garage
Minneapolis, MN
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Fat Man Crying

Joseph Scrimshaw's new production company, Joking Envelope, presents the return of the holiday hit! A depressed Santa Claus breaks into the home of a happily married couple on Christmas Eve! Can the couple save Santa or will he destroy the marriage by telling the couple where they fit on his naughty and nice list?  Fat Man Crying is a two act comic play described by City Pages as "smart, well-crafted and intriguing take on holiday shows!" and named by as "one of the top ten shows of the year"!  Fat Man Crying questions what we value more--knowledge or belief?  Are there some things about our loved ones we just plain don't want to know?  Is it really the thought that counts?  What would you do if Santa really visited you?


Written and directed by King of Comedy(MN Monthly)
and Fringe Favorite (Pioneer Press) Joseph Scrimshaw!

Starring Matt Erkel as Santa!

Featuring Ivey Award Winner Matt Rein, Amy Schweickhardt,

and Joseph Scrimshaw as Santa's mysterious arch-enemy, Dave!


"Scrimshaw knows how to please a crowd.Fat Man delivers laugh lines like toys dropping off a North Pole conveyor belt."

TC Daily Planet

"Consistently funny smart, well-crated finely pitched comedy"

-City Pages

"...the finest comedy outing of the holiday season."

-online review


You can get your picture taken with Fat Man Crying's Sad Santa after the show!  Professional digital photos for only $5!


Joking Envelope is a new production company owned and operated by husband and wife team Sara Stevenson Scrimshaw and Joseph Scrimshaw. The company produces comedic works including live theater, independent film and corporate entertainment.  Regardless of what we're working on we vow to take comedy seriously.  Fat Man Crying is the first show in Joking Envelope's 2009-2010 theater season.  Join us in April for Tom Poole's Safe As Houses.  For more info visit


"Clever and inventive"-Star Tribune

"King of Comedy"-MN Monthly

"If there's one guy you can count on for an entertaining show it's Joseph Scrimshaw" -The Onion

"Scrimshaw knows how to please a crowd"


The Minneapolis Theater Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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