Irreverent, audacious, and undoubtedly a little bit sacrilegious. If that sounds like your cup of eggnog, then head to The Guild in Charlottetown for Another Sketchy Xmas this holiday season. Performances take place at 9 pm from December 16 to 19.
PEI comedy veterans Rob MacDonald and Graham Putnam are remounting Sketch-22’s hallmark holiday favourite theatrical comedy, A Sketchy Xmas. This year’s production, presented by The Guild, has a newly updated script and a cast of plenty joining together to tell a truly whack-a-mole story.
Ride along on this hilarious donkey ride to Bethlehem as Another Sketchy Xmas tackles the story of the birth of the baby Jesus. Joseph is suspicious and Mary is in no mood for it. Stoner shepherds are visited by a tired angel. Arrogant wisemen are joined by a puzzling new travelling companion. Desperate gospel writers attempt to add pizzazz to a simple story. And, as in all great stories, an evil ninja shows up in an attempt to ruin everything.
The troupe will also check in on a rough and tumble, down-on-their-luck Charlottetown family as they learn the true meaning of Christmas as power outages, a lack of liquor, familial bickering, and Knut—that oddball boarder.
Due to content and language, this performance is not recommended for younger or umbrageous audiences.
Tickets will be availble at the door or by calling 620-3333, emailing email@example.com, or visiting The Guild Box Office, 111 Queen St, Charlottetown. theguildpei.com