Get Your Holidays Started with The Santa Closet – RTP

By | November 8, 2020
Onstage and Streaming Tickets Available Now! Two Low-Priced Previews Nov 18 & 19 — All Tickets Just $18!Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa … But Perhaps Never One Like This!
The Santa Closet by Jeffrey Solomon
Directed by Nora Ogunleye
November 4 – December 19, 2020
Onstage and Streaming

Richmond Triangle Players launches the holiday season with the regional premiere of Jeffrey Solomon’s The Santa Closet, an “tell-all” proving the existence of Santa … but perhaps not like you have always imagined! The production opens Friday, November 20, 2020 after two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday November 18 and 19. The production will run through December 19, and will have streaming options available as well. 
In this hilarious and at times touching one-person show (RTP holiday fare akin to our smash hit The Santaland Diaries), Little Gary’s gender-atypical gift request, sent to the North Pole, is denied. A series of subsequent heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet and right into the center of a heated culture war.
The Santa Closet is a funny, sensitive and imaginative tale that pulls at the holiday heartstrings while asking the question  “How do we speak honestly and openly to children, and each other, about LGBTQ+ lives and issues”?
The production is directed by Nora Ogunleye (seen onstage in last year’s holiday smash hit Times Square Angel) and stars Eddie Webster, noted for his appearances in Times Square Angel, Corpus Christi and as Gould in Grey Gardens.  Levi Meerovich will alternate in the role at select performances to be announced. 

Seating capacity for this production is limited to comply with Virginia’s re-opening guidelines for entertainment venues; other CDC-recommended safety protocols will also be followed to ensure the safety of patrons, as well as RTP staff and artists during the show. Masks must be worn properly, covering both nose and mouth, by all patrons entering or inside the theatre.
The company’s fabled bar will be in operation for all performances, utilizing a new mobile ordering system which eliminates standing in line to order, and provides easy pick-up. Cash and credit cards are accepted directly at the bar as well. All performances will take place at Richmond Triangle Players’ home at the Robert B. Moss Theatre at 1300 Altamont Avenue in Scott’s Addition, just northwest of the intersection of Arthur Ashe Boulevard and West Broad Street.  Reserved seat tickets can be purchased online at RTP’s web site, through RTP’s Facebook page, or by leaving a message on the RTP Ticket hotline at 804-346-8113. 
Tickets for the live productions are $35 for Friday and Saturday nights, $30 for weekday evenings and Sunday matinees, and $18 for the two low-priced previews. The streaming option is available for $25. All tickets for these productions must be purchased in advance; there will be no walk-up options available. Flex subscriptions are also now available for purchase, which will enable patrons to secure seats for all or some of RTP’s 2020-21 season at a substantial discount. Flex vouchers come in packs of 5 and 3, and can be exchanged for onstage or streaming seats for all five “mainstage” productions in RTP’s 2020-2021 season. RTP’s 2021-21 productions have been made possible in part by generous contributions from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, The Roy Cockrum Foundation, CultureWorks Grant Program, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Resilience Fund, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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