Monday Night Presents: HAPPY HOLIDAZE Dec 19

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the MoNDaY NiGht GrOup



A reading/performance of short plays and monologues

Directed by Robin Schild

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

7:30 PM

readings of short Holiday plays And Monologues by The Monday Night Group workshop.

At the Phoenix Theater
414 Mason St. San Francisco
(Between Post and Geary)


St. Anthony’s Gift Box by Lee Brady

Hanukkah Bush? I Don’t Think So! – A monologue by Linda Ayres- Frederick

Not the Worst Christmas Song by Nancy Cooper Frank

The Last Couple’s Therapy Session on Earth by William Bivins

Chillin’ with the Fam –  A Gay holiday romp by Margery Kreitman

The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t – A monologue by Cathay Gunn 

Tree by Jeff Carter


Linda Ayres-Frederick
Linda Ruth Cardozo
Paul Gerrior
Robin Schild
Lee Brady
Cathay Gunn
Randy Blair 
Jude Haukom
Collin Hussey


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SOUL STONE RETREAT by Margery Kreitman
THE BLIZZARD by Linda Ayres-Frederick
INEXPRESSIBLY BLUE by Nancy Cooper Frank
Saturday, Aug 17th, 7:00 pm, $12 OHCA Members, $15 Non-Members
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts,
616 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts

MNG Playwrights for the Holidays with 3Girls Theatre

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Featuring plays by Lee Brady, Lynne Kaufman, Mary Knoll, Margery Kreitman:

3Girls Theatre presents 3GirlsSquared, a holiday showcase of 9 wickedly funny ten-minute plays!

ELEVEN PERFORMANCES only:  December 6-9 and 13-16; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm, Sunday 12/9 at 2 pm and 7 pm; Sunday 12/16 at noon. Show runs approx. 90 minutes, plus intermission.  Tickets $25 general seating; $30 VIP seating (while they last):  reserved seating plus a glass of wine or a holiday treat. Phoenix Theatre, San Francisco.

Box Office phone: 415-275-0348

Buy tickets online here.

3Girls Theatre’s What About Ben Opens Tonight!

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Lee Brady’s What About Ben? Opens Tonight!

with Marie Shell as Coralynn in Lee Brady’s one-woman show

Coralynn is a one-named folk singer and feisty widow who travels from bad times in Oklahoma to good times in the Berkeley Hills. Inspired by real-life folk singer, LaWanda, the story takes off when Coralynn’s architect-husband, Ben, dies and a sexy tree-trimmer named Jose enters her life. Can she move him into the house that Ben built? The magical Marie Shell* stars in this one-woman show, accompanied by guitarist Eric Lenchner. Original songs, music and lyrics by Marie Shell and Eric Lenchner. Today is also a double feature of AJ Baker’s The Right Thing at 4pm and Lee Brady’s What About Ben? at 7pm. There will be a reception in between the shows with 3 Girls wine and delicious appetizers. WHAT ABOUT BEN? has 3 more performances (Thursdays 3/22 & 3/29 @ 7:30PM and Sunday April 1st @ 7PM) at Thick House on Potrero Hill, which has plenty of on-street parking and is nearby several fabulous restaurants (including Chez Papa and Aperto).

Special Pricing for the Double Feature – $32 at the door for two shows. You can buy your tickets online through our website at See you at the theatre!


Carter, Brady, Robinson Off Kilter Christmas in Oakland

Brady, Carter, Robinson

An Evening of Off Kilter Christmas One Act Plays

Produced and Directed by Robin Schild

When:  Doors open 7:30pm, Mon, Dec 19, 2011

Cost:  $10 (includes drink ticket for Ale, Wine or Apple Cider)

EBGB ~ The Underground Wine Bar
1203 Pine Street – Pacific Cannery, Oakland, CA 94607

The Plays:

Tree, By Jeff Carter
When a large, beautiful tree from Josephine “Jo” Dudley’s farm is chosen to be the official Christmas tree for the White House lawn of 1959 she is at first pleased. She soon comes to regret the decision, becoming angry with herself for letting her son Donnie talk her into giving it up to President Eisenhower. Finally, she decides something must be done. With her adopted son Rollie, she devises a plan to right the mistake she has made.

Christmas in Carrolton, By Lee Brady
The style is 40’s film noir, with all the elements of that smoky genre. We meet Sharla w a famous film beauty who is allowed one last Christmas sit home before being electrocuted, and the three men who can’t stop loving her even though they know she can be deadly.

4 plays by John Robinson

  • The Wine Cellar
    • Nora Prentice is holding a Christmas Party for clients at the mansion of her friend and venture capitalist backer, Spencer Gaines. Without asking him, she ordered the wine and the choice turns out to be a disastrous one. He promises to rectify the mistake by offering his wide selection of the finest wines. She must only accompany him to his wine cellar for a tasting adventure. It turns out to be more of a journey than she had anticipated. 
  • Saint George and the Dragon
    • The story of Saint George and his battle with The Dragon has been a part of Christmas festivities since the Tenth Century. In order to spare the town, a princess is offered to The Dragon as her bride. Saint George happens along and rescues her. The legend?s holiday symbolism casts The Dragon is the darkness of the winter, and Saint George as the promise of the renewal of light. About 15 years ago, I was cast in the play as the quack doctor charged with healing the ailing Saint George in the Christmas Revels celebrated in Oakland. In this piece, I couldn?t resist doing a little tweaking of the tale, (no pun intended).
  • Bells and Whistles
    • The Carol of Bells, wafts from a new store in the mall. How charming it is, especially during the holidays to find a shop devoted to bells of all sorts. Whistles nicely compliment the cheery tones. A young couple soon to be married is drawn by the allure of the sounds to purchase something there. However, behind the pleasant notes, something secret lies in wait. 
  • Wenseslas 
    • One evening during the holiday season, a man is found walking barefoot in the snow. He has frostbite and amnesia. After being treated for frostbite, Dr. Judith Prober, the hospitals resident hypnotherapist, tackles his amnesia. He apparently believes he is King Wenceslas of the Christmas Carol by that name. Total delusion or a supernatural possession?