Its very, very different than traditional holiday productions, says Carol Roper, whose Celebrationworks Theatre Company is presenting the show. Were not that sweet. The whole Sugarland, Santa, Tiny Tim thing were not there at all. These plays are really very fresh and all original.
Go easy on that Glogg. This year, let six short comedies, with titles such as The Bipolar Express, Vampyre Holiday and Mels Hanukkah Surprise and plot lines following seductive Santas, UFOs, blood-sucking nannies and gay home-health-care workers provide you with some well-deserved pain relief (and keep you out of rehab).
HUMBUG plays this weekend and next at Vintage Theatre, 2119 East 17th Avenue, with two champagne-toast shows on December 31 and a newly added evening show on December 21. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. (Fridays/Saturdays) and 2:30 p.m. (Saturdays/Sundays). Tickets are $17 in advance or $22 at the door (New Years Eve prices are slightly higher). Get details and tickets at www.vintagetheatre.com or 303-839-1361.
Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 31, 7:30 & 10 p.m. Starts: Dec. 19. Continues through Dec. 31, 2008