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Gingerbread Grindhouse

Featuring Nutcracker Nightmare
Written by: Maria Burnham
Directed by: Chad Wise
Produced by: Jaclyn Jensen and Mike Wozniak
Alexandra Alontaga, Jean E. Burr, Sean Harklerode, Annie Hogan, Maura Hogan, Tatum Hunter, Kirk Jackson, Victoria Jacobson, Serina Johnston, Allison McCorkle, P. Tyler Nielsen and Mark Pracht
Stage Manager: Keith Gatchel
Costume Designer: Katy Vest
Fight Choreographer: Johnny Moran

In a nod to the lurid, violent films popular in the 1930s through 1970s, Gingerbread Grindhouse will feature a series of live “trailers” for grindhouse-style plays yet to be, before continuing on to the feature production, Nutcracker Nightmare – a holiday tale of children, the toys they love and the toys that try to kill everyone they love. It’s the perfect holiday entertainment.

Nutcracker Nightmare, written by Maria Burnham, presents a world where dolls come to life and little children dream of sugar plum fairies, but a new evil has emerged from the toy box. It's up to one young girl, a rag doll, a toy soldier and a ballerina mouse to prevent the total destruction of Christmas. Where's a Nutcracker when you need one? Nutcracker Nightmare gives us a reality in which it sometimes takes a nightmare to wake us up and make us see things as they truly are.

Trailers by Babes With Blades, New Millennium Theatre Co., Improvised Twilight Zone, Improvised Jane Austen, The Stuntmen and Ghostlight Ensemble.

Where: Greenhouse Theatre Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, 60614)
When: December 8, 9, 15 & 16
What time: 10:30 p.m.
How much: $15