Little Fish Theatre – Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

 Thus began the play “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And then Some!)” at the Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro. And it went downhill into silliness after that. Of course to my ear, tuned to Boston accents, it sounded to me like “Molly is dead”. Who the hell was Molly? Oh Marley, I get it. And then it goes down hill into serious silliness.
 So in two hours the cast of Chris McNair, Daniel Tennant and Stephen Alan Carver proceed to mash up just about every Christmas Story ever told. The full house hardly stopped laughing through out the entire show.
 They covered the Grinch. They talked about Christmas traditions from other countries. Particularly funny was the Netherlands. The Dutch Santa Claus (named Sinterklass) had helpers named Black Pete and arrived by way of steam boat from Spain. Tis true, look it up on Wikipedia. Actually right now, the Black Pete’s are causing a bit of a stir in the Netherlands.

 So the play continued, hitting on The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, and many other beloved Christmas Characters and stories. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer became Rudolph the Green Nose Reingoat due to copyright issues.
 So Chris kept trying to get back to Marley, but never got far. It somehow got mashed up with George Bailey (“It’s a Wonderful Life”). The audience was asked for their input on Christmas traditions. They even mentioned the Red Rider BB gun. (You’ll poke your eye out, Ralphie).
 The Little Fish Theatre is a cozy little theater in San Pedro that seats 65 people. The theater is located at 777 Centre Street. There is limited parking next to the theater. The prices are very reasonable. ($20 for students and seniors, $23 for everyone else) Donations are welcome. Seeing as yesterday was the first Thursday, many of the galleries on 6th and 7th streets were open late. Also, several food trucks were on hand for your dining pleasure.
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Location:San Pedro

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