"A Very Goode Christmas promises holiday hilarity"
by Jeff Goode
Who: PACA (Performing Artists Collective Alliance)
What: A Very Goode Christmas a festival of adult holiday-themed plays by Jeff Goode
When: Fridays and Saturdays, November 30th, Decmeber 1st, 7th, and 8th
Doors open 7:30 PM, show begins at 8:00 PM
Where: PACA - 1505 State Street, 2nd Floor, Erie, PA 16505
Cost: $10 per person
This holiday season, the Performing Artist Collective Alliance proudly presents A Very Goode Christmas, a festival of adult, holiday-themed plays and monologues by Jeff Goode. Mr. Goode is an accomplished playwright resides in Los Angeles, CA. His most popular play, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, has been performed across the US and abroad in such countries as Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, and Japan.
Each night of the festival will begin with doors opening at 7:30 and The Eight starting at 8 PM. However, the second half of the evening will differ on each night. Nov 30th and Dec 8th will include "Dear Santa," "Santa Worship," "A 1-Minute Christmas Carol," plus a few seasonal songs performed by cast members. Performances on Dec. 1st and 7th will include the hilarious one-act comedy, The Un-Xmas Story.
The stellar cast includes: Aaron Pacy, Jerry Gill, Domenic DelGreco, Linda Kemp, Scott Frisina, Christine Sanner, Sean Morgan, Kelly Rodland, Jason Fried, Tammy Blount, Howard Savoy, Laurie Urraro Savoy, Jeff Rodland, Lara Snavely, Erica Heilmann, Ken Falkenhagen, and Alex Bolla.
Jeff Rodland directs all of the works presented, with the exception of A 1-Minute Christmas Carol, which is helmed by Jerry Brace. Rodland has directed a The Eight three times in the past, and over the years has established a long-distance working relationship with the author. Mr. Goode, announced that he has incorporated Erie into his holiday travel plans. This will allow him the opportunity to see the performances, as well as give the two Jeffs a chance to meet in person.
Showcase's Caleb Mozzocco said The Eight was, "hilariously written and charismatically delivered, and Flyod Lawrence called it, "bent holiday fun." In her review of the The Un-Xmas Story, Su Harrington said, "This irreverently witty tale will defy your expectations from beginning to end, and you'll love every minute of it." The show is recommended for mature audiences, as it contains adult themes and humour that some may find offensive.