The New Yorker - December 17, 2001

Goings On About Town


A brisk, funny reminder that the tradition of venerating a man who keeps tabs on your children all year long and sneaks into your house at night to visit them is more than a little odd. Adobe Theatre Company's new production of Jeff Goode's series of interlinked monologues, directed by Jeremy Dobrish, smartly skewers an assortment of political and social hypocrisies as the reindeer dish the dirt on Santa. The show is not for small children, but it's a nice jolt of fun for adults, even in a year when the sappiest Christmas traditions can seem more comforting than cloying. (Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster St. 279-4200. Closes Dec. 22.)