The News Record - December 1, 2005

Reindeer confess in North Pole spoof

Theater group performs at Arnold's

By Amanda Wiles
Published: Thursday, December 1, 2005
The Eight can be summed up in three words: silly, sassy and sleazy.

The Know Theatre Tribe of Cincinnati will present Jeff Goode's third annual The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at Arnold's Bar and Grill, 210 East Eighth St.

The show plays Dec. 4-20, at 8 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays only.

The monologues appear in a fashion similar to "the Reality TV show confessional," according to the Tribe staff.

The simple setting of Arnold's courtyard satisfies the reindeers' need to set the record straight about the scandals generated under pressure in the North Pole.

Stories include scandalous behavior from not only the animals, but the man in the big red suit, Santa Clause. Although secrets shine bright in one comedy sketch, the characters dish out information about all the top players at the pole, even Santa's not-so-sweet little helpers, commonly known as the elves.

And when it comes time for Cupid to rant and rave about the old man in red, watch out, because in his mind Santa's "been a walking, talking, holly-jolly sex crime waiting to happen for years now."

If you're looking for a night out on the town during the holiday, whether with family, friends or that special someone, The Eight is sure to be a side-splitting fun time.

The Know (K)nog, a homemade holiday drink consisting of eggnog, is available for the show's patrons once again, but be careful not to drink too much or else you might be seeing more than just the silliness onstage.

The show disclaimer says, "immature audiences only," but adult age is required for entry into the event, where the subject matter gets very risque.

Jay B. Kalagayan who formed The Know Theatre Tribe in 1997, said that the performance taking place at Arnold's is like "having the best of both worlds."

Kalagayan said Arnold's is a good venue because people do not have to rush to get to their show after eating dinner since the dinner-theatre option is made available to them in one venue.

This contemporary theatre company promotes a comfortable, multicultural mix-up within the community, while making the theatre experience affordable and accessible to all.

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