The Santa Closet
When a little boy's gender atypical gift request to the North Pole is denied, a series of heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet, and into the culture wars. The play's Off Broadway run was heralded as "Hilarious" and "Brilliant" by Broadway World and Out Magazine. The New York Times raved: "A Delightful Surprise! ... This isn't a clumsy parody, but a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy's realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully." A theatrical documentarian in the mold of Anna Deveare Smith and the Laramie Project, Mr. Solomon purports to have interviewed, and portrays, all of the key players in the scandal that has come to be known as 'Santa-Gate'.
The play was inspired by the debate on providing gay role models to children, and the "parents' rights" movement to keep gay issues out of the classroom.
Written and Performed by Jeffrey Solomon.
Directed by Joe Brancato.
**11/25 at 7pm
Tickets are $25.00. This is a benefit for PFLAG NYC
**12/10 at 7pm
Tickets are $25.00 This is a benefit for TWO
About PFLAG NYC:
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of New York City is the founding chapter of PFLAG, the nation's foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Launched in New York City in 1973 by mothers and fathers who stood up for their gay children, PFLAG NYC started a national movement that now has more than 250,000 members and supporters in over 500 chapters throughout the United States.
PFLAG NYC's mission is to create a better future for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and adults through a partnership of parents, allies, and LGBT people.
TWO (Truth Wins Out) is a non-profit organization that works to demolish the very foundation of anti-gay prejudice. Our philosophy is simple: We attack the underpinnings of homophobia by debunking harmful lies, discrediting hateful myths, and countering anti-gay organizations. By chipping away at the underlying ignorance that fuels anti-LGBT attitudes, we can ultimately win our fight for fairness and achieve full equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people worldwide.
STAGE 72 / THE TRIAD NYC (View)
158 WEST 72ND STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10023
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|