The School of Theatre will host a reading of The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Black Box theater in Wanda L. Bass School of Music.
Written by Jeff Goode, the play tells the story of Santa and the North Pole from the reindeer’s perspective. Each reindeer gets their own monologue, but they never speak in dialogue.
D. Lance Marsh, professor of acting and head of performance, is directing the reading. Instead of rehearsing together, each actor was given one 30-minute time slot to work with Marsh. The actors were given the text of their monologue but not the full script.
Mia McGlinn, acting sophomore, said she was excited to portray “Dancer” in the reading.
“It’s almost like a Hollywood exposé, where the reindeer are stumbling over each other to get their own story known,” McGlinn said. “Some support Santa, and some are in denial.”
Jonathan May, acting junior, said audiences should get excited for a raunchy show.
“Imagine if Santa was Sandusky, and Rudolph was the football player.”