Holiday Meshugas Ten solo performances in a holiday package December 13, 14, 15, 2013
Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport
December 13 - December 15, 2013
Holiday: (noun) hol.i.day; legal day off, holy day, same as vacation.
Meshugas: (Yiddish) meh.shoo.gaas/meh.shi.gaas; craziness, madness.
Ten stories born from the hopes, dreams, memories and expectations that come with the winter holidays. From sublime grace to the most absurdly funny, these pieces run the full gamut of holiday emotions. Some are born from memory, others from the writer’s imagination.
Performed as solo acts, each tale takes us inside the heart of an individual as he or she navigates the turbulence of holiday cheer. We explore the deeply sentimental and the more jaded and ironic aspects of how we cope during the holidays. These divergent accounts combine to remind us that there is a story behind every expression we encounter during the season of good cheer, no matter on the street, in the Mall, or in our living rooms