Directed by Andrew Chandler & Jamie Bradley
Stage Managed by Tessa Pekeles / Jessica Oliver
Set Design by Olivia Rankin / Morgan Melnyk
Lighting Design by Matt Downey
Media Design by Sean Skerry
Guy & Doll is Nick Cox & Audrey Eastwood
Photography by Ashley Marie Pike
Featuring three Christmas-themed monologues by humorist, author and radio contributor David Sedaris, along with songs performed by local duo Guy & Doll, this unique holiday show is an irreverent, darkly comic take on the extremes that people will go to at Christmastime.
David Sedaris' work is well known in the literary and humour worlds, and here, Kick at the Dark introduces us to three of Sedaris' grinch-iest characters – a frustrated theatre critic ravages an elementary school Christmas pageant, a TV executive turns a town against one of their own so she can make the ultimate Christmas special, and a wealthy man gives new meaning to “Christmas Means Giving” in an increasingly desperate competition with a neighbour for the best Christmas card. Performed by Guy & Doll, “David Sedaris' Uncomfortable Christmas Holiday Fun Time Hour!” also features hilarious original Christmas songs by Jonathan Coulton, The Doubleclicks, Rachel Lark, and Tim Minchin.
The holidays can be a difficult time, for a number of reasons, but Sedaris’ caustic Christmas stories will have you howling with laughter, and our show aims to remind us what’s really important - family and friends coming together. In a season that can sometimes feel 'a bit much', this is a Christmas show... for the rest of us.