Opens Thursday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m.

Tinsel and cocoa aren’t for everyone. Take one Jeff Goode, a playwright who wrote The Eight: Reindeer Monologues about scandal … a sex scandal … in the North Pole. The darkly comic play gets stage time from Tulsa’s Theatre Pops, which presents evidence and the testimony from Santa’s flying reindeer, each with a tale to tell that could spell disaster for Saint Nick. With a take on media sensationalism and faux celebrity-dom, The Eight roasts Christmas with near the aplomb of a Dean Martin or a Bob Hope – wit and insult lavishly wreathed tongue-in-cheek upon a revered institution. Or maybe that’s just how we remember it. Tickets are $15 each. The show runs Dec. 13-16 and 20-23 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 E. Second St. For tickets, go to

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