SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre will plate 'Holiday Bites', a series of seven new short plays, beginning December 4 through 13. Presented via Zoom, the 90-minute program relates to the ways folks are celebrating the holidays this year, with Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa all servings as backdrops for stories of family relationships, consumer interactions and fantastical occurrences.
Stories will include tales of a talking Christmas tree, an unusual retail experience, a Hanukkah dinner that doesn't go as planned, a Kwanzaa ghost and other close encounters of the holiday kind. The plays explore the joy, humor and hope -- as well as the frustration and loneliness -- of the holidays this year.
Each performance is live, with every actor performing in multiple roles. The performances will be followed by an online talkback with the playwrights and artists.
The playwrights contributing to the event are Jessica F. Baskerville, Richard Dresser, Phoebe Farber, Steve Harper, Mark Harvey Levine, Lia Romeo and Pandora Scooter. The cast includes Dreamcatcher ensemble members Harry Patrick Christian, Daria M. Sullivan and Harriett Trangucci (Summit), and guests Neimah Djourabchi, Darin Earl, Jean Goto and Stephanie Windland.
Holiday Bites will be directed by Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand and stage-managed by Amy Hadam.
The virtual performances will be on Zoom at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, December 4, 5, 11 and 12, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, December 6 and 13. The registration fee is $15. To register, visit www.dreamcatcherrep.org, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-514-9654.