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A Christmas Carol Roasting on an Open Fire

Written and Performed

by Rob Nash

December 3, 2004-January 2, 2005 Thursday-Sunday 8pm

ASL-Interpreted performance on Friday, December 10 only.

No performance on Christmas Eve.

Special Holiday performances on December 25-26, New Year’s Eve with Champagne, and New Years’ Day.

Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

1/2 mile East of I-35, between Chestnut and Maple

Bus route #20, Free Parking, Wheelchair accessible

Tickets: 512-478-LAVA (5282)

YOU PICK YOUR PRICE $25, $20, $15, $10, $5

Limited Seating. Advanced purchase recommended.

VORTEX Repertory Company proudly presents A Christmas Carol Roasting on an Open Fire, a new work written and performed by Rob Nash. Recently voted Best Stand-up Comic in the Austin Chronicle’s 2004 Best of Issue, Nash now turns his talents to a delicious send-up of Charles Dickens’ yuletide classic: A Christmas Carol. It’s Dickens and Nash together at last.

A Christmas Carol Roasting on an Open Fire marks the first totally family-friendly Nash show in his 17 years of standup and one-man comedies. Yes, it’s true. Profanity-free!!! Bring Grandma and the kids and enjoy some live Christmas comedy at its best.

In an uproariously hilarious twist, Austin "fave" Rob Nash plays classic dead movie divas portraying the classic Dickens characters:

Bette Davis as Scrooge.

Mae West as Nephew Scrooge.

Katherine Hepburn as Bob Crachit.

Joan Crawford as Jacob Marley.

Vivian Leigh as the Ghost of Christmas Past.

Humphrey Bogart as Belle.

Judy Garland as the Ghost of Christmas Present

Cary Grant as Mrs. Crachit.

Marilyn Monroe as Tiny Tim.

Plus cameos by Clara Bow, W.C. Fields, Shirley Temple, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Ingrid Bergman, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, the 3 Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and the Marx Brothers.

And a surprise living diva as the Ghost of Christmas Future.

Rob Nash says "17 years of doing out queer comedy, and I’ve never done Bette Davis on stage. So it’s about gay time!"

VORTEX is pleased to offer Pick-Your-Price Tickets for every performance this season: $5-$25. And VORTEX is offering ASL-interpreted performances of each production this season. The performance of A Christmas Carol Roasting on an Open Fire on Friday, December 10, 2004 will be interpreted for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.

Support live theatre in Austin this holiday season.

Created and presented live on-stage…its more fun than a movie, and it features dozens of movie stars!

"Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night."


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