PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Michael Cerveris, Julia Murney, Annie Golden, "Joe Iconis & Family" Pick Favorite Holiday Tunes
20 Dec 2013
Rachel Lee: "Done Esta Santa Claus?" (Augie Rios). As a Southern California native, I have never personally experienced a White Christmas. Instead, my family often goes to Disneyland on Christmas Eve (where it snows bubbles on Main Street… Totally the same thing as real snow, right?) and the beach on Christmas Day. For some strange reason, this song reminds me of the Surfing Santa decorations on my neighbors' lawns, 70-degree weather in the winter and general west-coast merriment.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.