David Templeton’s “Polar Bears: A True Story About a Very Big Lie,’ will have three WARM-UP performances in Sonoma County before heading to New York City where the show will be performed at the United Solo Theatre Festival on Oct. 25
TONIGHT: Thursday, Oct 13, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7 p.m. – donation at the door
SATURDAY, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. (with 6:30 reception) at Artaluma in Petaluma ($25-$30) – DavePokornyPResents.com
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19 – Main Stage West in Sebastopol, 7 p.m. (MainStageWest.com)
Performed by the author, this hilarious and heart-breaking solo show tells the story of a young father, eager for his kids to believe in Santa longer than he did (he was four when he recognized the polar bear wrapping paper “Santa” used on his Christmas presents), who becomes increasingly obsessed with all the details of the perfect Christmas experience. When a family tragedy strikes, he puts his Christmas creativity to work building a new life with his kids, but when the Santa-adjacent fantasy he so meticulously created starts to spiral out of control, everything takes a surprising and unpredictable turn.