Epic Sets the Holidays on Fire With Aaron Blanck’s “A Christmas to Forget”
"He's making a list..."
Following last season’s scandalous and sensational, “The Boys of St. Matthews Present Jesus Christ! And Other Christmas Tales,” Epic Theatre Company has tapped local actor, writer, and songstress Aaron Blanck to bring his acclaimed holiday album “A Christmas to Forget” to the stage in a one-of-a-kind Yuletide festival of music and mayhem.
“Aaron is an incredible talent and also certifiably out of his mind,” says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “His Christmas album is a gem, and when the opportunity arose to set him loose on the Epic stage, I couldn’t turn it down. I honestly have no idea what’s going to happen. I keep hearing rumblings about choreography and Judy Garland, but I’d just rather not know. In fact, I’ve booked a lovely trip to Toronto for the duration of the run, and I’m just hoping there’s still a theater there when I come back.”
From Aaron: Finally free of the shackles of linear story-telling, Aaron Blanck is ready to lead his own holiday extravaganza. But when his selfish insistence on doing a one man show while eleven other people try and perform with him causes grave consequences, will Aaron Be able to learn to the true meaning of the holidays in time to stop the bomb from destroying everything he loves? Just kidding about the bomb, it’s really just a biting musical romp filled with satire and fun!
“A Christmas to Forget” will enjoy a very, very limited run at the Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, Rhode Island, located at 50 Rolfe Square from November 29th – December 8th.
For tickets, go to http://www.artists-exchange.org/events.html.
A CHRISTMAS TO FORGET
Written and Directed by Aaron Blanck
Co-Director: Jack Clarke
Stage Manager: Polly Feliciano
Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Greene
Music Direction: Brian Kozak
Epic Technical Director: Alexander Sprague
Epic General Manager: Megan Ruggiero
Epic Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi
Epic Artistic Associate: Melanie Stone
Poster Design: Elena Semenkova
Young Audiences Development: Angelique Dina
Thursday, November 29th @ 8pm
Friday, November 30th @ 8pm
Saturday, December 1st @ 8pm
Thursday, December 6th @ 8pm
Friday, December 7th @ 8pm
Saturday, December 8th @ 8pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.artists-exchange.org/events.html
All Performances at 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston RI
Home to Epic Theatre Company, Resident Theatre Group
***Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.
****Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.