Root River Theater Company

Root River Theater Company


Christmas Shorts

5 Merry Little Christmas Comedies

by Matt Hoverman and Directed by Michael Schottle

Live at Gus Mexican Cantina


Dinner Served: 5:30 – 7:15 PM
Show Starts: 7:30 PM

This collection of hilarious short holiday comedies are a wonderful alternative to the traditional seasonal play. Christmas Shorts offers five original plays that humorously comment on holiday themes:

XMas Cards

Every year, prosperous, conservative couple Ned and Nelly fill out their Christmas cards together. Or rather, Ned tries to fill them out and Nelly slowly drives him insane. Why should this year be any different?

Going Home

Newlyweds Greg and Cheryl have resolved to spend Christmas together alone in their tiny apartment for the first time… but when Cheryl decides at the last minute she can’t resist the siren call of her dysfunctional family, it’s all Greg can do to keep her from Going Home.


Two strangers (one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants) meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning.

The Student

A two-character holiday comedy about a burnt-out, adult education writing teacher who rediscovers his passion in one of the strangest student-teacher conferences of all time.

The Christmas Witch

Two dudes find their relationship challenged when an ex-girlfriend with a penchant for breaking hearts and feasting on human flesh shows up one holiday eve… Can even the bond that unites two male roomies withstand the coming of… THE CHRISTMAS WITCH?!

Adults: $27.50

Students and Seniors: $25.00


Admission includes an outstanding Mexican meal in the dining room prior to the show. Make sure you arrive early for dinner and cockttails. Call 414.425.4499 for reservations or purchase your tickets at the Root River Theater Compnay website: