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Holly: A Christmas Play

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Romantic

About the show

In this new, wholesome drama, a young couple faces a series of challenges to their relationship over the course of the Christmas season. More…

It’s beginning to look a lot like a romantic holiday for a new couple. This season is meant for magical memories and the couple sets out in pursuit of making their first holiday historically special. NYC has a way of changing your plans, and soon they are facing obstacle after obstacle: decorating each other’s apartment without permission, different careers and schedules, or the wrong answer to the question, “Will you move in with me?” Are these events signs to give up, or can they be overcome?

Member Reviews (11)


Slow, Indulgent, Great acting, Disappointing, Romantic
Avg Score

Romantic, Sweet, Entertaining, Needs a little work, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Christmas specials. You like romantic stories. You want to support an emerging playwright.

Don't see it if You want to see an established playwright. You don't like Christmas and/or sentimental stories.

Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Slow, This fails as a play because it's only 5% show and 95% tell in boring monologues. at just 1 hour it seemed too long.

See it if You're too over the top happy about Christmas and need to be saddened a little for balance--this will level you right out.

Don't see it if You already have the Christmas blues and a bummer like this is the very last thing you need.

Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like sad couple plays.

Don't see it if need interesting relationships in your plays.

Slow, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You don’t mind a slow paced story telling. The writing needs editing.

Don't see it if You expect a joyful Christmas story.

Slow, Cliched, Indulgent, Has a message but play needs rework!

See it if U like sad love stories that have been done a zillion times. U can relate to grief & regret. U have incredible patience for the first 30 min

Don't see it if This is not a joyful holiday show & has a sad ending. Actress gushes boring details for 30 minutes before drama sets in. Needs Rework!

Also This is a play with good intention but terribly executed from script, ... Read more Read less

Intense, Great acting

See it if you don't mind intense shows, are okay with a show that is mainly a one person play.

Don't see it if want something light hearted and fun.

Also This show was more intense that I expected and while I enjoyed it, I p... Read more Read less

Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to see a poorly casted, poorly edited drawn out drama that does eventually speak to your emotional side.

Don't see it if You are expecting fast and upbeat

Great acting, Relevant, Delightful

See it if you want ideas of how to improve your relationship or just want an hour of entertainment.

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows. It's not, but the actress is the main speaker. She was excellent. How did she remember all the lines :-)

Also The playwright was there (doing everything) After the show he told som... Read more Read less

Quirky, Romantic, Cliched, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you love the holidays and any stories that have the holidays as a central theme.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for maudlin, tear-jerking shows.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You're a romance and good writing with some edge

Don't see it if You hate surprises

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy intimate, well acted and directed shows with heart, warmth and a few surprises along the way.

Don't see it if You are hyper sensitive and prefer predictable holiday fare.

“Holly: A Christmas Play” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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