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From left to right, Beth Davis, Kris “Pepper” Hambrick and Anna Richardson substitute in as Confederate Christmas Carolers when the planned acts for their annual church holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). The three intrepid congregation members perform the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Ticket info: www.burienactorstheatre.org, 206-242-5180.

Joy, With a Bit of Tongue In Cheek Political Commentary for This Burien Actors Theatre Show

Play review

Joy, With a Bit of Tongue In Cheek Political Commentary for This Burien Actors Theatre Show

by Adriane Vetter

It's hard to say what I loved about this year's Christmas show at Burien Actor's Theatre. Directed by Mark 'Mok' Moser,
'The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), at times reminded me of some of the funniest skits from early Monty Python's Flying Circus, and actors, Beth Davis, Pepper Handrich, and Anna Richardson definitely are as funny and quirky with their
humor as John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle. In fact, the antics of these three, as they try to put on a show that is supposed to have many more acts (the premise of the play is that after all of the acts for their show are held up by a
killer Winter storm, these three, rather than cancel, decide to put on the show by their lonesomes), are the reason to go.

There's an attempt at Christmas rap, that fails, but tickles as well, as well as some hillarious renditions of familiar Christmas songs, that involve, at one point, impromtu interaction with the audience (if you sit in the front row, be prepared to be pulled

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