Genre: Comedy
©Matthew Hardy
by Jeff Goode directed by Hal Lehrman and Anthony Wills Jr.

Sex, Lies and Antlers!  The Eight Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode.

Tired of Christmas Carol and Nutcracker? Here’s a holiday play for those who like their comedy like they like their Christmas chocolate - DARK. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment. Artistic Pride Productions brings back their annual production of Eight Reindeer Monologues for FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!!  All performances at Joria Productions, 260 W. 36th street.  Tickets can be purchased for just $18 at or call 1-212-252-4076 to make reservations.

After performing in multiple productions of The Eight Reindeer Monologues with Chicago's critically acclaimed Journeymen Theater Co., Artistic Pride Production’s Artistic Director, Anthony Wills Jr., brought his take on this hilarious comedy by Jeff Goode to New York audiences. Jack Helbig of The Chicago Reader raved that Journeymen director Frank Pullen makes "this Santa send-up both outrageous and touching” Following in the footsteps of Pullen, Anthony Wills mines the piece for its comedy while keeping the characters real and adding his own dark twist. Now in it’s second year, this production is expertly played by a troupe of actors who bring out the often subtle complexity of playwright Joe Goode's characters including Amy Fulgham*, Anna Foss Wilson*, Anthony Wills Jr*, Ben Curtis*, Dani Cervone, Erik Parillo*, James Robinson*, Joe Bowen*, Libya V Pugh*, Maria Silverman*, Meryl Thurston, Michael J. Robinson, Sophia L. Coffee, Stacey Haughton*, Tanesha Ford, Tom Martin* and Tommy Norton. Co-directed by Hal Lehrman and Anthony Wills Jr. Each performance is a new experience with different actors bringing their own takes to each roles every performance. 

Sexual misconduct in the work place...drunken Santa....corporate scandal cover up...flying reindeer..and CHEAP DRINKS!  What better way to spend a night at the theater!!! 

This play will make you laugh, cry and feel sort of icky the next time you see  Santa Clause.  Each show is completely different and it's so hilariously entertaining you just might want to see it again and again. 

Adult content and themes!!! Mature audiences only!!

December 4th 7:00 & 9:00 
December 8th 7:00         
Dec. 18th 7:00 & 9:00

Joria Productions 
260 W. 36th street 3rd floor

*appears courtesy Actor's Equity Association.  An AEA approved showcase.

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About the Company:  Artistic Pride Productions is a collective of thought provoking and passionate artists dedicated to promoting and cultivating their work as an extension of the work of their peers.  APP creates opportunities for artists of all genres to create work that is uniquely theirs and voices their opinions on important issues.



Cast: Tanesha Ford, Joe Bowen, Dani Cervone, Anna Foss Wilson, Ken Bollander, James Robinson, Amy Fulgham, Maria Silverman, Tommy Norton, Meryl Thurston
Open:   12/04/14
Close:   12/18/14

December 4th 7:00 & 9:00
December 8th 7:00
Dec. 18th 7:00 & 9:00
Theater:   Joria Productions Mainstage
Address:   260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
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 Stacey Haughton: Has been performing as a singer/dancer/actor - forever! She is very happy to be performing in "The PIano Has Been Drinking".  It is a wonderful experience to be involved in such a fun cabaret.  Regional credits include A Chorus Line (Bebe), Damn Yankees (Lola), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Pippin (Leading Player), West Side Story (Anita), and a special favorite, Gypsy (Hollywood Blonde).  Special thanks to Anthony, Tanesha, Percy, and Our Creator!

Anthony Wills, Jr is Artistic Director of Artistic Pride Productions and an artist of many genres.  He has worked in every aspect of theater from directing, writing and producing to performing and designing. Recent performance credits include Rob in Kid Witness starring Susan Sarandon, Richard in Cassanova Was a Woman, and a guest appearance on Alpha House.  Theatrical credits include work with Milwaukee Rep, Steppenwolf, Utah Shakes, Peccadillo (Off-Broadway) and many others.  

Managing Director, Artistic Pride Productions

 Ben works regularly in TV, film, radio & theater.  He most recently starred alongside Richard Chamberlain in the award-winning indy feature, “We Are The Hartmans,” now available on Netflix!  Currently he is developing a 1 man show about his wild ride as the infamous Dell Computer Dude.  Ben also has his own health/wellness business with cast member Cassie Fireman,  SOUL FIT NYC, where he is a personal trainer & yoga instructor. Check out more at

A wide variety of roles in shows in regional theaters for years from Sydney in Deathtrap to The Count in Dracula, achieving one award and one nomination for work in two plays in Austin as well as performing in The Seagull and Hamlet in Russia. On camera work includes roles in Law and Order, Pan Am, some long gone soaps, a bunch of indie films, and four episode of a web series called MYTHOS.