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The 12 Plays of the Holidays

The 12 Plays of the Holidays

By Jackie Mahoney
A series of holiday-themed radio plays in support of local charities and non-profit organizations
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We'll Wake to the Snow by KT Bryski

The 12 Plays of the Holidays

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For the Person Who Doesn't Have Everything by Steven Elliott Jackson
Throughout the holidays, Cassandra has always been the customer who got away with bad behaviour in all the stores. This year, though, she got her Christmas present early, and that changes all the rules. This play is in support of The Daily Bread Food Bank. To make a donation, please visit:  https://www.dailybread.ca/ways-to-give/ Starring:  Mercy Cherian, Shawn Erker & Madryn McCabe
10:19
December 13, 2020
The (Sex) Shop Around the Corner by Jackie Mahoney
On Christmas Eve Eve, Annie goes to The Love Shop for what she thinks her boyfriend wants for Christmas. But with the guidance of an unusual duo, she leaves with much more than just a ‘happy ending.’ This play is in support of the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape. To make a donation, please visit: https://trccmwar.ca/fundraising/canadahelps-donation-page/ Starring: Molly Lubell, Mara Haasnoot & Martina Commisso
11:28
December 13, 2020
Snow Tires by Betty Johnson & James Mahoney
After spending their money for snow tires on a failed attempt at winning their street’s Christmas decorating contest, Michael and Emily find themselves in a last ditch effort to make Christmas magic at the local video rental store. This play is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. To make a donation, please visit:  https://www.cancer.ca/en/donate/?region=mb Starring: Madelaine Rose, Keith Williams, Eric Kim, Jackie Mahoney & Brian Fairbrother
12:10
December 13, 2020
December 12, 2020
00:37
December 12, 2020
My True Love Gave to Me by Laurel Schell & Gabriel Munro
Maggie is at her wit’s end. 12 lords-a-leaping was fine, but as Christmas approaches, the gifts are piling up. Can one of today’s 138 therapists-a-thinking help her save her relationship? This play is in support of Amarok Society. To make a donation, please visit:  http://amaroksociety.org/wordpress/donate/ Starring: Gabriel Munro & Laurel Schell
09:22
December 12, 2020
Hamster for Christmas by Rosie Cosgrove & Madelaine Rose
A Christmas comedy about coming home, and coming out, for the holidays! This play is in support of The 519. To make a donation, please visit:  https://www.the519.org/support-the-519 Starring: Madelaine Rose & Rosie Cosgrove
07:36
December 12, 2020
Year After Year by Sam Mercury & Cameron Smith
When a tragic accident involving a prized ceramic beagle threatens her stocking standing on the mantle, Nadia must figure out how to get back into her boyfriend’s mother’s good graces. This play is in support of Black Lives Matter Canada. To make a donation, please visit:  https://blacklivesmatter.ca/ Starring: Cameron Smith & Sam Mercury
08:40
December 12, 2020
We'll Wake to the Snow by KT Bryski
On a Christmas Eve yet to come, a hardened wanderer stumbles across a child waiting for - someone. The night is far spent, is magic at hand? This play is in support of 2-Spirited People of the First Nations. To make a donation, please visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/2-spirited-people-of-the-1st-nations/#donate-now-pane Starring: Jennifer Busuttil & Kelly Taylor
14:49
December 12, 2020
The Longest Night by Mara Haasnoot
In this old fashioned horror tale, malevolent forces beckon on the longest night of the year, and those who leave the safety of the fireside may never return... You’ll want to leave the lights on for this one. This play is in support of The MS Society of Canada. To make a donation, please visit: https://mssociety.ca/?yearend=splash Starring: Mara Haasnoot
12:32
December 12, 2020
Radio Interference by Jackie Mahoney
When CHJX-FM, Port Granby’s least popular-and only- radio station broadcasts on December 24th, they accidentally air their staff Christmas party. What gets said might help get this conservative, close-minded town a little further out of the closet. This play is in support of Easter Seals Ontario. To make a donation, please visit: https://www.easterseals.org/how-you-can-help/donations/ Starring: Agatha Thomas, Emma Saltz, Eric Kim, Rosie Cosgrove & Keith Williams
14:06
December 12, 2020
Bonaparte and a Broken Heart by Gabriel Munro
Right before a gig, a young musician comes to terms with the fact that his hero has let him down at a crucial moment. A delightfully anachronistic look at how those we look up to are often just as flawed as we are. This play is in support of Amarok Society.  To make a donation, please visit: http://amaroksociety.org/wordpress/donate/ Starring: Laurel Schell, Gabriel Munro & Grace Munro
08:17
December 12, 2020
True Solar Noon by Blythe Haynes
December 21st, 2020, 4:52 AM- ten minutes before the rebirth of the Winter Solstice. A couple on a first date- or so it seems. Time is loose here, and this date will determine their fate for the next year. Can they get it ‘right’ in time? This play is in support of the Encampment Support Network. To make a donation, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/esntoronto Starring: Yvonne Addai, Blythe Haynes & Meghan de Chastelain
19:23
December 11, 2020
To Tree or Not to Tree by Brian Mahoney
While trying to decorate for the holidays, a man contemplates Christmases past and how he’ll move forward with celebrations after the loss of a loved one.  This show is in support of the Mennonite Central Committee. To make a donation, please visit:  https://donate.mcccanada.ca/ Starring: Brian Mahoney
07:04
December 11, 2020