Happytime Xmas


Sat Dec 16 at 8p
A Benefit Reading

Written by
Justin Tannner
Directed by
Kate Debelack
Amanda Haddock
Jean Miller
Emily Morrison
James Radack
Yasmin Tuazon
Alex Turner
Zoe Walpole

Third Floor
4200 9th St NW
enter behind Slim’s Diner

“Hazie threw alcoholic husband Ed out of the house four years ago. Their teenage daughter Dottie is a self-centered little snip. Stepson Drew and his pregnant wife, Candy, are even more grasping. He’s been fired and has to extend Hazie’s deadline for getting out on his own. Son Todd was pushed out of the nest long before. Their problems might all be solved, and family love re-enter the home, when Hazie is notified that she’s finally going to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, the taping to be shown Christmas Day. The kids waste no time making up extensive wish lists.” –LA Times

This one-night-only event reunites award-winning playwright Justin Tanner with the folks at The Klunch, to present a benefit reading of Happytime Xmas. A massive hit in Tanner’s hometown of LA, the show was remounted annually, year after year, at the famed Cast Theater, following it’s 1989 premiere. In DC, Tanner’s Wife Swappers, Coyote Woman, and Zombie Attack! were all huge hits for Cherry Red Productions. Kate Debelack, who will direct, even starred in Zombie Attack!