Premiere of The Night Before The Night Before Christmas at 2nd Street Theater

Cricket Daniel’s latest play opens on December 4 and runs through December 19. There is a Champagne and Dessert Reception on Opening Night. A special performance, Industry Night, is on December 14 for workers in the hotel, restaurant and entertainment industry, who normally are not able to catch local theatre performances.
Lou is cancelling Christmas. He is grabbing the sunblock and his wife Carol and hopping on the Pineapple Express to Hawaii for the holidays, escaping New Jersey and his nutty family. However, a freak snowstorm leaves the couple stranded in the airport and their dream of sipping Pina Coladas on the beach is in peril. Will a couple of unexpected characters help restore Lou’s Christmas spirit in the St. Nick of Time?
This contemporary Christmas comedy is funny, heart-warming and magical. The cast includes Neil Overfelt, Vicki Pennock, Joanna Tyler, Rachel Deegan, Craig Simi and Brady Bedsworth. It is directed by veteran Bend director Susan Benson.The play runs December 4-19.
Cricket Daniel, 541-312-9626,
Playwright Cricket Daniel lives in Bend but hails from California. Cricket holds a theatre degree from UC Santa Barbara and studied Shakespeare in Cambridge, England. She has an extensive background in improv, stand-up and theatrer. Cricket was a member of the national improv troupe Comedy Sportz and has performed stand-up at The Ice House and The Improv.
Cricket has had her plays produced across the country. Her ten minute play, Break Dreams, was adapted into a short film and made its world debut at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Break Dreams was produced in 2014 by the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company in NYC, was a finalist for the City Theatre’s 2013 National Award for Short Playwriting Contest and selected by the 2012 Six Women Playwriting Festival in Colorado.
Full length plays by Cricket include Couple Dating; Love, Laughter & Lucci, Gina Galdi & Guest, Helen On Wheels and The Night Before The Night Before Christmas.

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