December 6 – 22, 2018

Springs Ensemble Theatre (“SET”) wraps up its ninth season with its SET Holiday Play Festival, a special package of short, original plays written by talented local playwrights. Each 10-minute play captures the excitement, tradition, heartache, annoyance, and joy of the season. With musical interludes from one of Colorado Springs’ favorite duos, The Rogue Spirits, and poetry from local poet Jonathan Andujar, this entertaining evening is sure to satisfy anyone looking for an uplifting and slightly quirky twist on the holidays. Enjoy homemade cookies and eggnog in the lobby before the show with the SET extended family!

This production features oodles of home grown talent: ten different directors, ten different playwrights, and dozens of performers.

As these performances of the Holiday Play Festival are part of SET’s fundraising effort as a part of IndyGive!, tickets are free or pay-what-you-will, with a suggested donation of $20.

SET Holiday Play Festival  will be performed at Springs Ensemble Theatre, located at 1903 E. Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. The play runs December 6 – 22, 2018. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday performances are at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, and 21, at 7:30pm. Sunday matinees December 9 & 16, at 4pm. Theatre industry night Monday December 17 at 7:30pm. Saturday matinee on December 22 at 2pm. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended.

Featuring performances from:

Autumn Rashea Schaubauer
Sarah Sheppard Shaver
Kat West
Nate Woodroof
Erick Groskopf
Sophie Tremeau
Kathleen Meesey
Robert Scott Dunn
Sean Verdu
JoLynn Minns
Jeremiah Walter
Nate Woodroof
Jake William Zindorf
Sean Verdu
Aidan Coy
Erick Groskopf
Alexandra Luckett
Erick Groskopf
Jillmarie Peterson
Carmina Paner
Cyndi Parr
Gabriel Espinoza-Lira
Ashley Crockett
Robert Scott Dunn
Robert Tiffany

Laura Fuller

Jonathan Andujar


Bieber Burglars by Cyndi Parr, directed by Brianna G. Pilon

Trying by Rachel Baker, directed by Micah Speirs

Getting the Claus Out by Sue Bachman, directed by Holly Haverkorn

Conspiracy Claus by Jeremiah Walter, directed by Max Ferguson

Very Pinterest Christmas by Jessica Weaver, directed by Emory John Collinson

Christmas Task by Gene Kauppila, directed by Jillmarie Peterson

Gerry Christmas by Lori Isbell, directed by Sean Verdu

The Meaning of Merry Christmas by Max Ferguson, directed by Gabriel Espinoza-Lira

Ralph the Red-Nosed Rain Dog by Travis Duncan, directed by Matt Radcliffe

Slouching Towards MTV by Richard Sebastian-Coleman, directed by Sarah Sheppard Shaver

Production team

Producers: Sarah Sheppard Shaver, Jenny Maloney, Matt Radcliffe

Playwrights: Sue Bachman, Rachel Baker, Travis Duncan, Max Ferguson, Lori Isbell, Gene Kauppila, Cyndi Parr, Richard Sebastian-Coleman, Jeremiah Walter, Jessica Weaver

Directors: Emory John Collinson, Gabriel Espinoza-Lira, Max Ferguson, Holly Haverkorn, Jillmarie Peterson, Brianna G. Pilon, Matt Radcliffe, Sarah Sheppard Shaver, Micah Speirs, Sean Verdu

Set Designer: Gabriel Espinoza-Lira

Stage Manager: Jessi Hampton

Lighting Designer: Jessi Hampton

Costume Design/Construction: Beckie Mann

Props Designer: Danielle Sanchez