She’s back! Cindy Lou Who returns to Dayton for The Human Race Theatre Company’s WHO’S HOLIDAY! in an irreverent, hilarious good time, not suitable for the whole family
Playwright Matthew Lombardo serves up an antidote to the holiday blues with a wildly funny and heartfelt adults-only comedy about grown-up Cindy Lou Who. She trips along memory lane as she prepares for a holiday party in her trailer just outside of Whoville. Cindy Lou reminisces about that fateful Christmas eve when she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has since taken. If you enjoyed Tuna Christmas or The Santaland Diaries in previous seasons, or even if you came to see Cindy Lou last year, join us again in filling the Loft Theatre with laughter December 8 – 23, 2022.
Special “Parent’s Night Out” performances are scheduled at 5pm on December 10, 17 and 22-23, where kids 5-12 can enjoy a holiday-themed theatre workshop in the 2nd floor rehearsal room from 4:30 – 6pm while parents enjoy the show upstairs. The show’s short 60-minute run-time allows families to be home in time for dinner and bedtime!
“As a parent, I know the struggle is real to find childcare, especially the closer it gets to the holidays,” states HRTC Artistic Director Emily N. Wells. “The Human Race proudly partners with Dayton Live to offer these workshops to keep the kids learning and having a lot of fun, while parents and caregivers can kick back and enjoy a raucous time at the theatre.”
As the season of charitable giving continues, The Human Race expands its commitment to The Foodbank, with a barrel for non-perishable food items in the lobby. There is also a “Giving Tree” in partnership with Blue Star Families Dayton, adding a little extra cheer for active and reserve military families in the area.
Returning to the role of Cindy is hilarious Cincinnati native and Wright State graduate, Alex Sunderhaus. WHO’S HOLIDAY! is directed by Human Race Theatre Company Resident Artist and Wright State Artistic Director, Joe Deer. The production team returns for Cindy Lou’s festive holiday party, with Stage Manager Rachel Heine; Costume Designer Zoe Still; Scenic Designer Scott J. Kimmins; Lighting Designer John Rensel; Sound Designer Alexander Koker; Prop Master Sarah Gomes.
WHO’S HOLIDAY! will play in the Loft Theatre in downtown Dayton, December 8-23, 2022. Tickets are on sale through Dayton Live box office, 937-228-3630, or online at www.humanracetheatre.org
Special Nights at the theatre:
- SAWBUCK SUNDAY: Sunday, December 11th at 7:00pm. All tickets at the door are $10.
- PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: December 10, 17, 22, and 23rd at 5:00pm. Reserve your child’s spot
when making your ticket reservations online.
The Human Race Theatre Company acknowledges its gratitude for the public and private support which makes these productions possible: 22/23 Loft Season sponsored by The Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation; Sustainability Sponsors: Anne F. Johnson, Steve and Lou Mason, Morris Furniture Company; Organizational Support: Culture Works, Montgomery County, Ohio Arts Council; Media Sponsor: WDPR Discover Classical; Additional Support comes from The Miriam Rosenthal Foundation for the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, Erma R. Catterton Trust.