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Get thee Behind Me, Santa

Every Thu. from Nov. 29-Dec. 6
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. from Dec. 1-8
9 p.m.
Nov. 30
9 p.m.
Dec. 7
10 p.m.
Holiday, Theater

Seeking out phillip andrew bennett low’s latest endeavor is never a wasted effort. The prolific low is equally skilled on the stage and behind the curtain, adept at playwriting and performing, lending his talents to collectives (such as Rockstar Storytellers, which he co-founded) or taking the solo spotlight. Last year, low added “comic fantasy novella author” to his résumé with the publication of Get Thee Behind Me, Santa. Subtitled “An Inexcusably Filthy Children’s Spoken-Word Musical for Adults Only,” the delightfully deranged parody imagines Saint Nicholas as a time-traveling detective who teams up with Jesus of Nazareth to determine what’s gone wrong with Christmas. Adapted for the stage by Joey Hamburger (best known for his idiosyncratic work with Sheep Theater), the unhinged holiday noir features original music by Pablo Jones. Director Derek Dirlam (a charismatic actor in his own right and part of the radio theater group Conundrum Collective) will oversee the talented local ensemble igniting this festive roast of yuletide rhetoric.