Los Angeles CityBeat - December 20-26, 2007

7 Santas

Prolific Jeff Goode (see also Love Loves a Pornographer) imitates his popular The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. He splits a troubled Santa into seven aspects, embodied by seven actors directed by Darin Anthony. They analyze Santa's business, his alcoholism and other frailties. 7 isn't as effective as The Eight. Open Fist Theatre Company, 6209 Santa Monica Bl, Hollywood, (323) 882-6912. Openfist.org. Thurs-Sats at 8; Suns at 7. Closes Dec 22. (Don Shirley)