Quincy Community Theater Holiday Productions – ‘Inspecting Carol’ & ‘The Santaland Diaries’
Quincy Community Theatre is celebrating the season with two holiday productions: ‘Inspecting Carol’ and ‘The Santaland Diaries.’
‘Inspecting Carol’ is showing Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9, sponsored by Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom. ‘A Christmas Carol’ meets ‘The Government Inspector’ meets ‘Noises Off’ in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. This show contains mild language.
‘The Santaland Diaries’ will be performed Dec. 14 & 15, sponsored by SPECS. For mature elves only. Written by the great American humorist David Sedaris and starring guest artist Harry Patrick Christian, ‘The Santaland Diaries’ follows one out-of-work actor who decides to become a Macy’s elf to pay the holiday bills. During this tour of duty as the Elf Crumpet, he learns what it takes to juggle tots and tottering Santas during a painfully festive time of the year. A laugh ‘til you cry evening of merrily subversive entertainment to delight adult audiences. Seats are still available for the 7:30 PM performance on Dec. 15 and the added 9:30 PM show on Dec. 14.
Tickets to ‘Inspecting Carol’ are $18 each and tickets to ‘The Santaland Diaries’ are $15. To purchase tickets, call or visit the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley Lindsay Center, at 217.222.3209. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.1qct.org. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.