The Santa Closet
by Jeffrey Solomon
Available on Demand through December 25, 2020
Directed by Nora Ogunyele
featuring Eddie Webster
In this hilarious and at times touching one-person show Little Gary’s gender-atypical gift request, sent to the North Pole, is denied. A series of subsequent heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet and right into the center of a heated culture war.

Playwright Jeffrey Solomon, a theatrical documentarian in the mold of Anna Deveare Smith, lovingly sends up the form, purporting to have interviewed all the key players in the scandal known as “Santa-Gate!”

The Santa Closet is a funny, sensitive and imaginative tale that pulls at the holiday heartstrings while asking the question  “How do we speak honestly and openly to children, and each other, about LGBTQ+ lives and issues”? If you liked The Santaland Diaries, you will love The Santa Closet!

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Richmond Triangle Players strives to change the community’s conversation about diversity and inclusion through the production of LGBTQ-themed works. A nonprofit, professional theatre company organized in 1993, RTP delivers adventurous and entertaining theater as the leading voice in the community’s explorations of equality, identity, affection and family, across sexual orientation and gender spectrums.

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