Little Lifeboats

December 4-19, 2015

Phoenix Theater

A Part of the Phoenix Theater's Up Your Chimney Alternative Holiday Festival!
90 minutes. 40 pieces. Will we make it? Join us as we celebrate the joy and misery of the holiday season with short plays, songs, improv, games and even a little dance.
Not appropriate for children under 16. Production photos by Scott Pakudaitis.


Writer: Eric Aufderhar
Performer: Alsa Bruno
Performer: Erin Denman
Performer: Joy Dolo
Tech: Connor Duffy
Writer: Eli Effinger-Weintraub
Writer: Matthew A. Everett
Performer: Starla Larson
Performer: Victoria Pyan
Writer: Abby Swafford
Performer: Duck Washington

What the Critics Say:

Shows like this require a strong ensemble to work, and show runners Erin Denman and Victoria Pyan did an amazing job assembling this one. Eric Aufderhar, Alsa Bruno, Joy Dolo, Connor Duffy, Eli Effinger-Weintraub, Matthew A. Everett, Starla Larson, Abby Swafford and Duck Washington fill out the cast and writing team. They don’t all perform in the piece, but they plays are all well-prepared, and that sense of community that makes or breaks a show like this is ever present. The actors are incredibly strong, particularly in the improv pieces which can be some of the more challenging. More important to a show like I Never Eat December Snowflakes is how well they play off of each other, and this is one of the best things to watch in the show. You can tell this show was so fun to put together, and a true bonding experience among performers which made the audience feel really engaged and invested in return."
-Cassandra Snow, The Comumn