A Festivus (For The Rest Of Us) Cabaret
December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Festivus is a secular holiday “traditionally” celebrated on December 23rd as an alternate to the pressures and commercialism of the holiday season. Originally created by writer Daniel O’Keefe, Festivus entered popular culture after it was made the focus of a 1997 episode of Seinfeld called “The Strike” which O’Keefe’s son Dan O’Keefe co-wrote. The non-commercial holiday celebrations, as depicted on Seinfeld, include a Festivus dinner, an unadorned aluminum Festivus pole, airing of grievances, Feats of Strength and declaring “Festivus miracles” (which are actually easily explained events).
Fabulist Theatre’s version will be an homage to this idea, but instead of dinner we invite our friends and loved ones to gather around with a drink in hand to hear the airing of our grievances via the performances of song, storytelling, slam poetry and stand-up. The Feats Of Strength will be audience participation games to win the coveted “Strongest
Feat” award. Holiday photos will be made available with a cardboard cutout of Festivus founder Frank Costanza (portrayed by Jerry Stiller) and the Aluminum Pole. There will also be a Festivus carol singalong and a non-denominational Ugly Sweater contest.
Featuring performances by Sasja Smolders, Chronfused, Anita D, Jessica Pigeau, Michael Gnansounou, Elizabeth Irving, the cast of multi-award winning Fringe hit “Hysteria” and more!