When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28 2019
The frosty snows of the jolliest place on Earth have gone from white to red. Redder than Rudolph’s nose, in fact. Red like … blood. Enter Grayson Coal, the only elf in Christmas City “naughty” enough to solve this murder case. In Christmas City Confidential: A Christmas Noir Mystery, writer-director Scott McDowell pits the private eye against the clock to reveal the killer before the biggest night of the year goes awry. Audiences at the Overtime Theater should be prepared for twists more tangled than tinsel and the seductive wiles of Mrs. Claus. Starring Christopher Steinmetz as Coal, Michael Goodwin as Santa Claus and Ashley Hamilton as reporter Kandy Kane, this yuletide thriller might be just the palate cleanser audiences need when other holiday cheer is cloyingly sweet.