Tackling Gender Expectations with Holiday Humor: "The Santa Closet" Performance to Benefit PFLAG NYC

Acclaimed Play Returns to NYC for Two Performances Only, Benefitting PFLAG on November 25

Exclusive Teaser to be Performed at Midtown Meeeting on November 9!

The Santa Closet tells the story of Gary, a little boy who writes to Santa Claus for a doll, receives a truck instead, and pens a heart-rending letter to the North Pole that stirs the great Holiday Icon’s soul, pushing him out of the closet and into the culture wars.

The play’s Off-Broadway run was heralded as “Hilarious” and “Brilliant” by Broadway World and OUT Magazine. The New York Times raved:

A Delightful Surprise! … This isn’t a clumsy parody, but a sensitive, imaginative tale that really is about a boy’s realization that he is different. Mr. Solomon portrays an amazing range of characters, all of them beautifully.”

A theatrical documentarian in the mold of Anna Deveare Smith and the Laramie Project, Mr. Solomon purports to have interviewed, and portrays, all of the key players in the “Santa-gate” scandal, including little gay Gary, his confused mom and angry dad, Santa’s fake-actress wife, his Agent, his one true love, Giovanni Geppetto (a descendent of Pinocchio) and Mary Ellen Banfield, a conservative activist who is fighting to institute a Santa NO FLY ZONE.

The play was inspired by the national movement to speak honestly and openly to children about LGBT lives and issues, and the conservative backlash. Jeffrey Solomon’s other solo play, “MotherSON,” has been sponsored by PFLAG NYC and is a favorite of PFLAG chapters all over the U.S.

written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon
Directed by Joe Brancato

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7 p.m.
Stage 72 / The Triad NYC
158 W. 72nd St.

All tickets are $25.00*
A portion of the proceeds of the Nov. 25 performance will benefit PFLAG NYC.

* Please note the venue has a 2-drink minimum in addition to ticket price.

Reserve tickets now at BrownPaperTickets.com or 1-800-838-3006

Can’t make the PFLAG Benefit? There is another performance on 12/10.