Justin Gomes is one of the brains behind Sylvan Productions: creators of the ever popular open improv sessions at the Dark Room, curators of shows in Discovery Bay, and producers of Charlie Ballard’s comedy DVD. They’re even in the midst of production for a film. The kids are talented beyond belief, are ambitious as hell, and insanely generous.
Individually, Justin is an artistic powerhouse, making numerous street art pieces and acting in plays. In fact, you can help Gomes celebrate his birthday tonight at the Dark Room Theater. All month Jim Fourindas, CEO of Dark Room Inc, has been putting on a play called Christmas In Hell. Tonight is the last show. 8 PM. $15. 2263 Mission St.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm December 3 - 18, 2010
Kris Kringle and Pere Noel are famous Christian luminaries who officiated over the winter solstice celebrations in Austria and France for generations. Now, they languish under house arrest in Limbo after refusing to retool the solstice celebration into a big birthday party for Jesus. Meanwhile, their enslaved minions—wicked horned demon Krampus and unrepentant serial killer Pere Fouettard—are enduring their 500th year of eternal punishment in Purgatory, as they have ever since their former masters were Decommissioned.
But when Fouettard discovers how to escape back to Earth, Satan offers them immunity from celestial punisment if they can figure out how to break into Hell.
With the fate of the world at stake, Jesus offers Kringle and Noel a chance to redeem themselves and save Christmas from the foul forces of evil.
Will Kringle and Noel save Christmas? Will Zeus swear in ancient Greek? Will Moses finally get a blanket? Will Santa Claus ever shut up? There is only one way to find out.
Come to The Dark Room Theater this December and find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.
Christmas in HELL is a new original holiday play written and directed by Jim Fourniadis and stars Steffanos X, Justin Gomes, Ralph Hoy, Lionel Rouge, Jim Jeske, Sherilyn Connelly, Craig Souza, Zachary Davenport and Andrew Moore.
Tickets: $20 at the door, and online at brownpapertickets.com/event/138198
Starts tonight and stars the Sylvan Kids. Good enough for me.
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