Already closed | 1h 20m | East Village

The Santa Closet

From 14 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Relevant

About the show

In this solo show, when a little boy’s gender atypical gift request to the North Pole is denied, a series of heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet, and into the culture wars.  More…

From the show:

The play’s Off Broadway run was heralded as “Hilarious” and “Brilliant” by Broadway World and Out Magazine. The New York Times raved: “A Delightful Surprise! … This isn’t a clumsy parody, but a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy’s realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully.” A theatrical documentary in the mold of The Laramie Project and the work of Anna Deveare Smith, Mr. Solomon purports to have interviewed, and portrays, all of the key players in the scandal that has come to be known as ‘Santa-Gate’.

The Santa Closet was inspired by the national movement to speak honestly and openly to children about LGBT lives and issues, and the conservative backlash.

1h 20m | Already closed | Teatro Circulo (East Village)

Member Reviews (14)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Relevant

51
Slow, Overrated

See it if The set design is beautiful, including the sleek Christmas presents and beautiful white Christmas trees (including one upside down!)

Don't see it if One-dimensional, manic in presentation, & lacking in depth. F.A.G.A. joke is corny. Usually love LGBT shows but this is a definite miss.

During previews
57
Cliched, Quirky, Overly long, Disappointing, Great set

See it if you like solo shows with a terrific set. Too bad the show doesn't live up to it. Tries too hard to be too much and succeeds at nothing.

Don't see it if you're hoping for holiday cheer. It's neither campy, nor clever, nor insightful. Keeps sidetracking itself and you just want it to be over

During previews
50
Too long, Slow, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if Some funny moments by an actor taking on an over abundance of characters transitioning from one to another too many times stereo typically

Don't see it if You’re expecting rapid fire jokes. On spot characterizations. A compact pleasurable experience.


December 10th, 2019
"'The Santa Closet' doesn't reach the lofty goals of some of his other plays; however, the newly updated, tenth-year anniversary production of this frothy, zany tale is nevertheless aloft with quite a few grins and chuckles"
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December 6th, 2019
"More than one door swings open in a funny and thoughtful play 'THE SANTA CLOSET' from Houses Of The Moon Theater"
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