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Christmas 2010




Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 2-18, 2010
Production CANCELLED
At your favorite Philly bars this December:

Thu 12/2 - (4th & South Streets) (this bar has two locations; guessing on correct location)
Fri 12/3 - (614 S. 7th Street)
Sat 12/4 - (1315 Sansom Street)
Fri 12/10 -
Sat 12/11 - (150 South Street) (this bar has three locations; guessing on correct location)
Sun 12/12 - (NW corner of 6th & Brainbridge Streets)
Sat 12/18 - (1214 Sansom Street)

Directed by Kate Brennan

There BCK! 8 Disgruntled deer, 8 crazy night, at 8 of Philly's Favorite bars.

Join us for the ride of a lifetime as the disgruntled deer dish the dirt on the so-called "Saint" Nicholas at your favorite Philly bars this December. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues returns for its fifth triumphant year to maintain the Philadelphia Inquirer's claim of being the "humbugiest play of all."

Hi Jeff,
Unfortunately, BCKSEET is not doing The Eight this year as was previously planned. It's good to know that people are asking for it, and hopefully we can bring it back on our production calendar for next season!


Tara Gruber
Managing Director
BCKSEET Productions, Inc


Miami, Florida
December 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25??, 2010


THE EIGHT in Miami Dec18, 19, 22,23 24, 25??

Hi Jeff!

Love your play! Planning on weekend before Christmas and weekend of Xmas in Miami, FL...Baker's Plays in LA couldn't tell us whether anyone else in the area was producing in that time period.

They suggested I write you...Hmmmmmmm? Any ideas?

Glen Lawrence



Columbia, Maryland
Christmas 2010
(Apparently CANCELLED [see below])


We are planning a weekend of holiday readings – music stands and chairs in a lovely recital hall that seats 100 – and will be charging $8-10 for theatre-goers to come and hear some of the holiday "classics." One of the pieces that I am interested in sharing is a reading of THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES.
(Looks like they went with Sedaris readings instead:
Posted to their Facebook Page on November 22nd:
(Columbia, MD) – For theatergoers looking for unique fare this holiday season, Rep Stage has just the ticket. Michael Stebbins, Rep Stage’s producing artistic director, will bring to life -- with simply a chair, music stand, and bottle of water -- three holiday short stories by American humorist David Sedaris on December 18, 19 and 20 in the Monteabaro Recital Hall at Howard Community College (HCC). “Holiday Readings (With Some Surprise Packages)* - * = some adult humor” features Stebbins reading “Based Upon a True Story,” “Front Row Center with Thaddeus Bristol” and “Season’s Greetings to Our Friends and Family!!!" In the spirit of Sedaris and the holidays, door prizes will also be handed out to the most “festively” dressed audience members. Patrons wearing elf slippers, glowing red noses, and sweaters featuring full macramé snow scenes will be rewarded with t-shirts, mugs, holiday cards and more. Performance times are 8 p.m. on December 18; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on December 19; and 2 p.m. on December 20. Tickets are $10 online and $12 at the door and may be purchased at the Horowitz Center Box Office, online at www.repstage.org, or by calling 443-518-1500. Parental discretion is advised.



Duluth, Georgia
December 3-11, 2010
(It looks like they cancelled their production in favor of a Holiday Cabaret)

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

SOURCE: http://www.redphoenix.org/TheEight.aspx


Ellsworth, Maine
December 4-18, 2010
These dates were licensed by Samuel French but the production was changed to one night only at the Grand. May change where files rank on the upcomingplays list and on the ax8rm10

165 Main Street

Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

THE EIGHT: Reindeer Monologues
Maine-made ADULT comedy for the holidays
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 8pm

A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.

As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.

With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. …and murkier and murkier.

"Pork In The Beans Productions" Featuring and Directed by Jason Hodgdon.

Tickets: $21.50

Both groups have been licensed. Pork in the Beans is actually licensed for four shows, Dec 4-18 in four different area theaters; so they may show up on your radar three more times.

DASHER: Jason Hodgdon
CUPID: Brent Askari
BLITZEN: Michelle Violette
COMET: Arthur Morison
DANCER: Sara Sheppard
DONNER: Troy Pennell
VIXEN: Jennywren Walker
DIRCECTED BY: Jason Hodgdon

SOURCE: http://www.grandonline.org/the-eight-reindeer-monologues


Chicago, Illinois
Christmas 2010
(It seems likely that this was an announcement of the 2011 season. Happy ending 3 opened Nov 6, 2010)

1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.


[something clever] Productions has produced LINE by Israel Horovitz, Happy Ending: A Filthy Sketch Show, Happy Ending 2: Sloppy Seconds, Horrid! An Improvised Cult Film and SMUT! An Improvised Porno. We wrap up our season with Happy Ending 3. Look forward to next season with "The Worst Show You'll Ever See", "The Shortbus Sketches", "The 8 Reindeer Monologues", "An Intimate Evening with Craigslist" and a TBA improv show.



Houston, Texas
Christmas 2010
Cancelled because of a problem with the rental space (q.v. email from Sean Judge on 11/6/10)
Midtown Arts Center


Their 2008 production was cancelled due to Hurricane Ike. Starring Seán Judge!



London, England
August 2-30, 2010


"Advance on London Fringe" received 2/28/10 thru Sam French London

This appears to have been an umbrella group's way of paying for the Nov 2-28, 2010 production at Above the Stag Theatre in London



London, England
Christmas 2010


Samuel French Ltd., on behalf of our American head office Samuel French Inc., have been dealing with an application for a production of your play THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES for which we were all set to license this Christmas 2009.

I have now been advised that they are now in discussions with The Union Theatre (studio size capacity 100-150) in South-East London for a 4-week run to commence December 2010.

SOURCE: email from Sam French UK on 9/7/09


Portland, Oregon
Christmas 2010

Hello Jeff, Do you know if Ann Marie is still in Oregon? Anyone ask for "The 8" in Portland for XMAS '09? Anyone doing it here this year? No, I don't want to direct it this year, not enough time. But I'm thinking seriously on next year. If Ann Marie was still around, I'd like to talk with her early because she was interested in switching roles and I want to know if she's still game. But golly, I haven't talked with her in years! Ta, Lichen
Sir Jeff, Thank you for remembering my wish!  Unfortunately, I shall need to be realistic for this year and pass.  I'll think on dibs for 2010...  The Eight is always so tempting! Hope your year is rolling along nicely. Best, Elfmother Extraordinaire

SOURCE: Facebook email from Lichen on 10/27/08
email from Lichen 6/23/09


Monterey, California
Christmas 2010

320 Hoffman Avenue @ corner of Lighthouse Ave
New Monterey


Thee Paper Wing Theatre Company announces auditions on March 21, 2010 at 11am for our upcoming season. Our theatre is a warm and welcoming place to play!

This season's shows will include: Alice in Wonderland (a dark, delicious modernized version); How I learned to Drive by Paula Vogel; The Goat or Where is Sylvia? by Edward Albee; Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies; Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell & Stephen Trask; and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode

SOURCE: http://www.socialwave.net/calendar/9891/showevent/