Home / Events / Theater / The Twelve Dates of Christmas

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

KAITIE TODD
8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 pm Sundays through Dec. 22., Sunday December 15 | $10-$12.
The Back Door Theater
4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
 
We’ve all been there: single during the holidays and stuck at the annual eggnog party, being set up by Aunt Kathy in a “prayer chain” to find the perfect partner. This is where Salt and Sage’s one-woman production The Twelve Dates of Christmas begins, after Mary (Melanie Moseley) discovers her fiance is cheating on her and ends up suddenly alone. Over the course of the following year, Mary introduces us to her string of dates, including the douchey Doctor John, the stalker-ish Psycho Joe and the saintly Edward the Great. Although occasional lines and pauses sound more rehearsed than conversational, Moseley moves with engaging energy throughout. She jumps back and forth between characters with fluid and nearly unbreakable ease, most notably and comically between Mary and Tiny Tim when behind-the-scenes at a Christmas play. Unsurprisingly, it’s a bit easy to lose interest somewhere amid all the dates. The number of failed relationships grows tiring. But the lesson—though not hard to guess—arrives at a well-timed, refreshing moment.

Where: The Back Door Theater
Address: 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Website: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2018

 
 
Other events in Theater

A Burlesque Nightmare Before Christmas

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Analog Cafe’s annual holiday series salutes the movies of Tim Burton. A pre-show circus kicks things off, featuring aerialists, juggling and other circus acts. Later, dancers—Layne Fawkes, John ...

7:30 pm Sundays through Dec. 28 | $12
Analog Cafe 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Web | Map

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Portland Playhouse brings back its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale, which picked up a Drammy last June for best play. It's a rollicking version of A Christmas Carol tha ...

7 pm most Wednesdays-Saturdays and 2 and 5 pm most Sundays through Dec. 28. For additional showtimes, see portlandplayhouse.org | $20-$36
Portland Playhouse 602 NE Prescott St. Web | Map

A Very Kubrick Christmas

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

We all know what happened to Jack when the dreary winter months proved a little too lonely. Miss Kennedy’s Theater of Burlesque promises all play and no work this month, with a set of Stanley Kub ...

9 pm Sunday, Dec. 21 | $12-$15
Dante's 350 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At The Back Door Theater

Santa

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
Santa Claus is in rough shape. His suit is smudged with soot. He rings his bell like the world’s most depressed Salvation Army volunteer. Trudging onstage into a stark shaft of light, he wails and t ...
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 and 7:30 pm Sundays through Dec. 21 (no show Dec. 13 or at 7:30 pm Dec. 21) | $15-25
The Back Door Theater 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close