Oh! Christmas Tree by Conni Massing
It’s beginning to feel a lot like…oh crap - not this again.
Algar and Lucy have just moved in together and plan to get married. Lucy is an overworked party planner, the youngest of five sisters in a close-knit Scandinavian family who celebrate Christmas by eating stinky, smoked fish, doing quaint ethnic dances and honouring obscure saints. Algar has so far managed to skip much of the Yuletide bacchanalia during his relationship with Lucy but this year there’s no avoiding the highly ritualized holiday events and Lucy’s doggedly sentimental attachment to her family’s traditions. Algar has to take a stand or risk being overwhelmed, so he chooses a hill to die on: the Christmas tree.
Produced by the Theatre Network, Edmonton AB, December 2018
Keywords: Christmas, romantic comedy
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Run time: 85 minutes
Suitable for students 12+
Cast size: 2 actors
Male roles: 1
Female roles: 1
"Oh! Christmas Tree is a playful and entertaining holiday play."
- Colin MacLean, Gig City
"This is a light show filled with laughter and poignancy. But underneath the whimsy is an important message that will linger in your heart for a long time."
- Anna Borowiecki, St. Albert Gazette
“Must-See Holiday Show”
- Jenna Shummoogum, Avenue Calgary
“... Massing’s play makes for one funny tale of surviving the first Christmas together.” - Calgary Herald