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Miramar Theatre Turns Up the Holiday Heat With Dysfunctional Dixie Christmas

The Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee and Vicki Quade proudly present Dysfunctional Dixie Christmas, a one-hour fully-improvised holiday spoof of Tennessee Williams, at the Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland, running November 25 through January 1. Dysfunctional Dixie Christmas is a play Tennessee Williams forgot to write, or wished he never did. The cast is comprised of skilled members of Milwaukee’s improvisational theatre scene. This talented group will seduce the audience into fits of laughter while exploring Williams’ themes of human frailty, the fatalistic undercurrents of Southern society, and the redeeming power of personal connection. Williams’ stock characters and situations, combined with audience suggestions, will assist the cast in affectionately skewering the playwright’s own literary pretensions and affectations. Mary Fahey Hughes, who has worked extensively in the Chicago improv scene, will direct the Milwaukee production. Dysfunctional Dixie Christmas was created by Mark Gagne and produced by The Free Associates Theatre Company in Chicago. Having admired the work of the Free Associates for years, Vicki Quade approached the group for the rights to remount this Tennessee Williams parody. After negotiating a licensing arrangement, she brought the project to the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee. Quade is a creator and author of the hit comedy, Late Nite Catechism, which ran for months at the Miramar in 2003 and 2004. Performance schedule for Dysfunctional Dixie Christmas is Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm. Tickets are $20, or $12 with a valid student ID. There is a special group rate of $15 for groups of ten or more.