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.
In this Wilde comedic masterpiece of blackmail and political corruption, Sir Robert Chiltern, a government minister who built his fortune on a single dishonest act, is blackmailed by Mrs. Cheveley, who wants his assistance in another dishonest scheme. Chiltern asks Lord Goring, the ne'er-do- well son of the Earl of Caversham, for advice, and Lord Goring, familiar (in several ways) with Mrs. Cheveley, ultimately saves Chiltern's marriage and social position. By doing so, he ironically ends up married.
Once upon a time there lived an enchanting princess named Sweet Pea…well, really her name was Cristina, but no one ever called her that… Anyway, all the princes from all the lands came hoping to marry her, but to win this princess’s heart, a prince first needed to win a battle against the fiercest warrior the age had ever seen – Princess Sweet Pea. The Princess Without Pots shows us a world in which fighting like a girl is something everyone aspires to do. This is the inaugural production in our Nightlight series.*