The 12 Dates of Christmas

The 12 Dates of Christmas: Dec 4 – Dec 29, 2013


The 12 Dates of Christmas

The 12 Dates of Christmas

By Ginna Hoben

Directed by Abigail Isaac

What happens when Mary sees her fiancé making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?  She dumps him and drops her engagement ring into a Salvation Army kettle.  She then spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she navigates her life “alone” as a New York actor in her thirties—Sex and the City for real people, with no Mr. Big in sight. This is a new holiday classic for anyone who has ever struggled to find a little holiday cheer during “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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Ginna Hoben is an actor/writer currently residing in Astoria, NY.  In 2013 she will be honored with a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida where she’ll be working on three new plays and a screenplay.  She spent much of 2012 performing at CATCO in her hometown, Columbus Ohio (Next Fall, The 39 Steps, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas.)  Before that, Ginna spent four years acting at The American Shakespeare Center.  Among the nineteen plays she performed there was the premiere of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.  Other produced plays include the solo show pierced!, the full-length play the wind-chill factor, and the ten minute play telephone, published in the collection 30 Ten-Minute Plays for 4, 5, and 6 Actors.



Dec 4 – Dec 29, 2013

Preview Performances: $20

December 4 and 6, 2013

Regular Performances: $25

Weekdays and Sunday Evenings

Premium Performances: $27

Saturdays and Sunday Matinees

Opening is Saturday, December 7, 2013



Kari Ginsburg

Kari Ginsburg

Kari Ginsburg – Nextstop/ESP: Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island (Director, Summer 2014), Caroline, or Change (Assistant Director). DC AREA: The Full Monty (Keegan), Nero/Pseudo (coming Spring 2014), The Bacchae, The Mistorical Hystery of Henry (I)V, Every Young Woman’s Desire, Small Craft Warnings, Red Noses (WSC Avant Bard, Acting Company Member), Voices Underwater (Rorschach), Sex on the Brain (Forum), As Bees in Honey Drown (Trumpet Vine) The Tenth Man, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Ah, Wilderness! (The American Century Theater), Arcadia (Rep Stage) Oy! (The Center Company), Equus (Heritage), Girlfriends (Fallen Angels Productions). REGIONAL: Hidden in this Picture, Coming Attractions (Syracuse Stage). Kari’s non-theatre credits include g14 productions’ Reservation, Cox Communications commercials, as well as projects for UPN20, WILL Interactive, AAAS, Caryatid Films, Prudential Insurance, and The Washington Warthogs Professional Indoor Soccer Team and Homicide:Life on the Street. Kari also writes an (almost) weekly blog about her adventures with her rescue dogs:
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“So much of our vision for NextStop is about trying ambitious things. Well, if producing two full-scale productions on the Main Stage in rotating repertory doesn’t sound ambitious, I don’t know what does! These two plays are funny and touching, they are being directed by two of the smartest young directors I know, and they will each feature just one spectacular performer each. We hope you will join us in trying out a new holiday tradition.”

Evan Hoffmann, NextStop Theatre Company Producing Artistic Director