The complex aspects of relationships – romantic, familial, and social – seen over the course of a year of holidays, make for a tale that is “messy and imperfect,” paying homage to the details, detriments and triumphs of life in NYC. That’s how Ginna Hoben’s play The Twelve Dates of Christmas is described. The press notes for the show, playing on December 29 and 30, with one more performance on January 5, promise “characters who are humorously recognizable, yet unique, and the main character is a strong woman whose experience in life and love is simultaneously intriguing and familiar.”
Each member of the company hails from a different country, most making their New York stage debuts. The stars are Ambrealys, Janet Conroy-Quirk and Will Van Moss. The piece is directed by Andres Gallardo Bustillo.
Ginna Hoben is an actor/writer currently residing in Astoria, NY. Her play The Twelve Dates of Christmas has had dozens of productions nationwide and worldwide. Among other works, her play No Spring Chicken premiered at NextStop Theatre in 2015 as part of Washington, D.C.’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. No Spring Chicken is adapted from Ginna’s pregnancy blog entitled bambino & the bean, an offshoot of her original blog vino & the bean, a collection of (mostly) humorous true stories written at various coffee shops and wine bars that she has discovered across the country. Other produced plays include the solo show pierced! (New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals), the full-length play the wind-chill factor (The Actors Theatre of Louisville).
Kali Productions and The Davenport Theatre present the The Twelve Dates of Christmas at 354 West 54 Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, in Manhattan. Show times are at 8 PM. Tickets are $20, available at www.eventbrite.com and at the box office, 212-956-0948, http://davenporttheatre.com/