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ChestNUTS! – Holiday-ish Shorts

December 6, 2023 - December 10, 2023

Dirk & Gary invite you to an evening of Christmassy one-acts plays and assorted twisted entertainments. Don’t miss this rare collaboration between two of Manhattan’s best playwrights…. well the Upper East Side at least between 80th and 81st Streets.

A collection of Holiday-ish, hilarious and touching short stories 

Ho – Santa has just murdered Mrs. Claus in a jealous rage.  Will this get in the way of Santa’s Christmas duties, and can Santa’s head elf, Smidge, help him through it?

Wheeler vs. Wheeler – Wheeler shows up in divorce court by himself — or is he by himself?  The judge reels and deals as Wheeler wants to divorce himself.

Mistletoe – Molly and her brother Jimmy have always been the diplomats, the ambassadors between the two sides of their politically divided family.  Now, after January 6th, the gulf has gotten much wider and the Christmas plans much more complicated.

A Civil Servant Settles With Santa – Okay, so maybe Santa has had some “unorthodox” practices in his holiday operations over the centuries, but maybe this Civil Servant, who has summoned Santa, has his own personal agenda.

The Girl Who Spoke Subway – Stuck in a tunnel, the impatient passengers can’t understand what the conductor is announcing.  But one girl does and it reveals more than any of the others could have imagined.

Yankee Swap – It is a simple Christmas game of opening and swapping unlabeled gifts. But maybe it’s not so simple when the family has a gangster, a cop, a lawyer, and a private detective, not to mention issues like a mob hit and infidelity swirling about!


Nick Ambrose

Nick Bompart

Phylis Cox

Deborah De Lorenzo

Rosina Fernhoff

Bec Fordyce

Mark Gordon

Jason Hunter

Karolina Larion

James Rowe

Taylor Rose

Rocco Spoon



December 2023


December 6, 2023
December 10, 2023
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