It increasingly appears to be Joseph Scrimshaw's world, yet he's considerate enough to allow us to live in it. Not only is his Adventures in Mating on an indefinite weekly run at the Bryant-Lake Bowl (in addition to being franchised in numerous cities), he's now putting his stamp on the holidays. Fat Man Crying features a spectacularly depressed Santa crawling through a happy couple's window on Christmas Eve. Whether they save him or he destroys them is the comedic question. Scrimshaw writes and directs Fat Man, while donning the producer's hat for It's a Meaningless Life!, a late-night cabaret spoofing, among other subjects, Scrooge and the Grinch, with talents including Joshua Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, and playwright Alan Berks.
Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 29. Continues through Dec. 23, 2007