This week on Spread the Love, Lindsay and Craig talk about The Robbed Reindeer, a Christmas play by Lindsay Price.
Welcome to Spread the Love where we are spilling Christmas into September. Ah ha! We have one more Christmas play so we thought, let’s finish off with it; The Robbed Reindeer. Craig and I have a lot of fondness for this play, picture the scene. December. The North Bay Mall, many, many years ago. Craig and I were hired, by the mall, to write and perform a Christmas play. The Robbed Reindeer was that play. Oh the memories.
This play has fun written all over it. There’s an evil doctor named Crankspea who sings about how evil he is. There’s a lumberjack hero. There’s missing reindeer antlers, trouble at the North Pole, can Christmas be saved? Duh Duh Duh. In case you haven’t guessed – not only is this play fun, it’s also incredibly silly. There’s a joy to playing these characters that you just don’t get all the other months of the year. Craig what do you love about The Robbed Reindeer?
I love the opportunities for props, for make-up, for costumes in this piece. You can really go over the top with this one. As Lindsay said, we were in the very first production together and I played the lumberjack. The lumberjack was this huge larger-than-life puppet. And Lindsay, as I’m sure you can recognize, was the villain and we had Lindsay in this elaborately painted blue mask. Lots and lots of options here. That’s it for Spread the Love.