Drama/ 9 Characters, 4 men, 5 women, some gender flexibility/ Full Length, Three Acts
Synopsis: “It’s the holidays. Keep murder in the family,” suggests The Dangerous Christmas, the newest hit comedy-thriller from master storyteller and multiple award-winning author Charles Carr. Inspired by actual events, The Dangerous Christmas details how a mysterious antique and the man determined to possess it by any means pull friends into a decades-old murder that turns their world upside down and threatens their very lives.
The Dangerous Christmas deftly blends a challenging mystery that will keep you guessing with wry humor and a heartfelt message about the meaning of the season. It just might become one of your holiday favorites!
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About the Playwright: Charles Carr is a multiple award-winning, nationally published author (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press/Eldridge/Heartland). Carr is also a noted television producer/director with documentaries currently airing and/or in production on Cox Cable and elsewhere.
Carr has received many writing accolades including recent back-to-back San Diego Press Club awards. Many of his stories, articles, and essays appear in college textbooks published by Macmillan; St. Martin’s Press; Bedford, Freeman & Worth; and associated imprints.
Carr’s background in the world of journalism has created an excellent basis for penning scripts and stage plays, most of which have a classical literature, historical, or true crime footing. His theatrical works have been produced at prestigious venues across the nation and attended by thousands. Works include Mark Twain’s A Christmas Carol; Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Angels; Passage Into Fear; Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens; The Dangerous Christmas; All the Time in the World; and Hope Springs, Eternal.
The Dangerous Christmas was first produced by North County Players at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido in December, 2022.