Written by Ginna Hoben
Directed by Lorri Layle Oliver
Performed by Merritt C. Glover
Friday, December 18 and Saturday December 19 at 7:30pm, Sunday, December 20 at 2:00pm
This show will be streamed using Broadway on Demand. Tickets are $8 + $2.95 Service Fee from BOD. You will need to create an account at Broadway on Demand to view the show. You will be able to stream the show at any time during the three days it’s available.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas is perfect for those of us seeking something around the holiday season that isn’t strictly Christmas focused. It’s witty and full of fun!
On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year’s worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and St. Patrick’s Day bring one dating disaster after another. June provides a “wedding season” of letdowns, and Halloween is nothing less than a horror show. When the second Christmas rolls around, a surprise encounter with a five-year-old boy whom she has come to adore changes her mood, her day, and her whole perspective.
Merritt Glover has always been propelled forward by passion for telling stories and becoming “an ambassador to the human condition.” Merritt holds a B.A. in Performance, approximately forty Theatrical Credits, and thirty-five film and TV credits. “During this deeply destructive time, it is crucial to combat destruction with creation and human connection”.
Multi-talented Ginna Hoben: As a playwright, she took a series of semi-autobiographical events and wove them into this 75-minute, one-woman show about life, love and the pursuit of meaningful relationships during the holidays; as a humorist, she honed it to a quirky, sometimes profanity-laced edge, designed to resonate with any woman who has ever been on a date or had her heart pulverized.
Multi-talented Lorri Layle Oliver once again takes up the director’s baton. Lorri is a truth-seeker, drawn to material that celebrates the imperfections of the human condition. Add a great cast and a talented writer and her job is easy.