"Winter Shorts delivers much-needed holiday cheer...a joyous investment!" -Miami Herald
"City Theatre is presenting one of its best evenings of short plays, performed by an excellent cast!" - Miami Art Zine
"Hiliarious!" - Florida Theater on Stage
Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre’s brand new Winter Shorts! This festive version of Summer Shorts: America’s Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long! Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of theater filled with hilarity, both naughty and nice. Penned by the country’s best playwrights and performed by a company of South Florida theater all-stars, City Theatre’s Winter Shorts will sparkle this holiday season!
WINTER SHORTS features the following plays*:
this movie by Amanda Keating
On a lonely Thanksgiving Day at the movies, two strangers discover an unlikely bond including family dysfunction, burgers, and a love of film.
The Miracle of Chanukah by Sheri Wilner
Marilyn has an annoying Chanukah ritual to acknowledge the holiday's true meaning; each person must talk about a miracle that happened to them during the year. When her son’s new girlfriend describes a miracle that's too fantastic for the others to believe, everyone suddenly confronts the hilarious limits of their faith.
Becky’s Christmas Wish by Ashley Lauren Rogers
Little Becky is visited by the Christmas Elf, who promises to grant her one special holiday wish – until he hears what she wants!
Santa Doesn’t Live Here Anymore by Patrick Gabridge
Mom and Dad have never gotten around to telling Jeffrey that there’s no Santa. He’s 30, and he still believes. This Christmas the truth comes out about Santa and it isn’t the only family secret that threatens to ruin the holiday season.
Oy Vey Maria by Mark Harvey Levine
It’s the very first Christmas, and Mary forgot to invite her mother to the birth of Baby Jesus. When Mom arrives, she’s armed with a brisket, a healthy dose of guilt, and some advice for Mary on Jewish motherhood.
Feliz Navidad by Staci Swedeen
A harried holiday shopper is frantically seeking a specific doll for her niece, while cursing and bemoaning the stresses of the season. The only clerk in the store can only speak Spanish, but with patience and humor, assists the shopper. Upon finding the right gift, the shopper realizes what she was looking for all along.
Fly, Baby by Gina Femia
It's New Year's Eve and Ariel wants to watch the fireworks on her rooftop, while Miranda wants to fly. Their resolutions turn serious and dangerous when Ariel steps to the ledge. Santa and the Toothfairy, at wits ends over the state of the world, watch from the North Pole hoping they can still be of help.
Occupy Hallmark by Cassie M. Seinuk
Moose and Salty – nurse grudges, broken hearts and share a disdain for Corporate America – camp out in front of a greeting card store to scare off the Valentine’s Day shoppers. Over beers the insults fly, and as they share a hatred of all things heart-shaped, they discover maybe there is someone out there for everyone.
*Titles subject to change.