The Truth About Santa, an Apocalyptic Holiday Play (With Music) by Greg Kotis

“A holiday show for people sick of holiday shows… and an epic story with hints of Disney and Greek myth in a warm-hearted family affair.” –The New York Times

Ho ho ho, children! Many people think they know the truth about Santa, but they are wrong.  Santa has some shocking unadvertised powers, a couple of half-mortal offspring his wife hasn’t found out about yet, and a lot on his mind. He’s tired of those damn singing elves. He’s tired of the lies. This is the Christmas Santa will reveal his true self. Prepare for the Ragnarök, urm, SANTA CLAUS’ RETURN TO OFF-OFF-BROADWAY.

Join Theater of the Apes and The Tank for the 10th year anniversary production of Greg Kotis’ The Truth About Santa, Directed by Ilana Becker

New York City Christmas Activities
The Truth About Santa

 

Starring:

Arthur Aulisi* (Dennis Leary’s Merry F#%$n’ Christmas)

Kiet Tai Cao* (NYMF Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role nominee for Interstate)

David Carl* (Trump Lear at UNDER St. Marks)

Ayun Halliday (Greg Kotis’ Lunchtime at The Brick/Necromancers of the Public Domain at The Tank)

Milo Kotis ((Greg Kotis’ Lunchtime at The Brick/ Theater of the Apes’ Sub-Adult Division’s Animal Farm at The Tank)

Polly Lee* (The Peanut Butter Show with Target Margin; (Not) Water with New Georges),

Cy Rowan (We Are Monsters with Hoboken Children’s Theater /Into Oz with Different Directions)

Nina Watson (Into Oz and Tales of Neverland with Different Directions) 

*appearing courtesy of theActors’ Equity Association.

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Set Design by Christopher and Justin Swader

Lighting Design by Christina Watanabe

Sound Design by Emma Wilk

Costume Design by Whitney Locher

Fight Chorography by Emily Penick

Puppet Design by Ayun Halliday

Stage Manager: Patrick Harnett-Marshall

Assistant Stage Manager  Felicity MeKenna

 

Tickets on sale NOW!.

This year, Santa will reveal his true self…

“A holiday show for people sick of holiday shows… and an epic story with hints of Disney and Greek myth in a warm-hearted family affair.” –The New York Times

“A big holiday helping of slapstick, madcap family fare…this fast-paced, campy romp shows the darker side of the Santa myth.” – Edge New York

“Marvelously sillyan authentic treat for harried minds…” – Stage and Cinema

 

The Truth About Santa Holiday Party, November 28

Join Theater of the Apes and The Tank for The Truth About Santa Holiday Party at the Drama Bookshop

Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street
Wednesday, November 28
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
FREE! Bring cookies to swap!

Indulge in some complimentary holiday cheer, witness a live taping of the podcast Tanked! with Tank Co-Artistic Directors Rosalind Grush and Meghan Finn, and pick up some autographed scripts of  Greg Kotis’ “The Truth About Santa”, “Urinetown (The Musical)”, “Pig Farm”, and “Eat the Taste” for your favorite theater lovers’ stockings.

• Photo ops on Santa’s knee!
• An adult coloring contest!
• Singing elves!
• Hobnob with Off Off Broadway glitterati!
• A good old fashioned cookie swap – bring some! take some!

RSVP at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3743847

 

Your generous – and tax-deductible! – donation helps us pay the cast and crew. Plenty of great rewards to re-gift to friends, family and Urinetown fans. Hear the playwright himself singing the first song of the show.

Thank you for lending your support.

 

Like SPOILERS?

Read the original New York Times review. 

Have a peek at a photo gallery  from the original production.

Buy a copy of the script!