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Eight: Reindeer Monologues, The - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Eight: Reindeer Monologues, The

Jeff Goode

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780874400502

"Wickedly topical." - The New York Times
"Arrestingly funny." - Village Voice

"Brilliant." - Los Angeles Weekly

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Christmas/Holiday

90 minutes

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Are you looking for something different for Christmas this year? Well, this is the script for you: eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Yes, the reindeer finally speak up and - believe us - they do not hold back!

"Wickedly topical." - The New York Times

"Excellent...thought provoking." - Dramalogue Magazine

"Arrestingly funny." - Village Voice

"Brilliant." - Los Angeles Weekly

"Delightful." - Chicago Sun-Times

"Inspired." - Time Out New York

The Eight: Reindeer Monologues was developed at the Hidden Theatre and Dolphinback Theatre Company in Chicago, IL. The play received premiere productions on November 17, 1994, at Adobe Theatre Company in New York City; The Source Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.; Midwest Center for Developing Artists in Iowa City; Dolphinback Theatre Company in Chicago; Hudson Backstage in Hollywood; and Brave Hearts Theatre in Madison, WI. The directors were Jeremy Dobrish, Joe Banno, Todd Wm. Ristau, Patrick Siler, Allison Gendreau, and Cheryl Snodgrass, respectively.
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CASTING

5m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting

DASHER
CUPID
HOLLYWOOD
BLITZEN
COMET
DANCER
DONNER
VIXEN
Author

Jeff Goode

Jeff Goode is a director, producer, and author of over 50 plays, musicals, and children's shows includingTHE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues, The UBU Plays, Seven Santas, The Adventures of Dick Piston, Hotel Detective, Princess Gray and the Black & White Knights, Romeo & Julius [Caesar], Savin' Up for Saturday Night, and Your Swash is Unbuckled (volume 1 & 2). He is the creator of the ... view full profile

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Reviews
David Guy 12/5/2015 11:20 AM
An amazing and interesting text which translates into any space, to any audience. still manages to remain in modern context and hits every emotion. 2016 will provide us with our second year of showing 'TE: RM', which we are definitely looking forward too. Jeff Goode is also amazing at keeping in contact and promoting ANY showing of this text, which I find amazing.
This is NOT a Christmas show. It is very much, an ANTI-Christmas show...but I love it. Bah-Humbug if you ask me - I like a bit of grit to any show, and this show doesn't lack in dark themes and strong opinions. Overall, a nice change of scenery within the panto season.
Deirdre Shaw 12/4/2013 9:17 AM
Our organization chose The Eight because we were looking for a Christmas piece that was fresh and new…   and boy, did we get it.   The writing is clever and definitely interesting.   The parts that are funny are definitely laugh-out-loud funny.  For me though, the structure of the show is a downer.  The last two monologues are sad, really, and it seemed to me that it was an odd choice.  While I may not want to see A Christmas Carol every year, I also don’t want to leave a “Christmas” show depressed.
Michael Sandman 9/27/2013 1:52 PM

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