Get ready for a holiday comedy with a sci-fi twist, plus a dose of B-movie madness. And to add to the weirdness, Culver City Public Theatre is doing a show in North Hollywood. It's a brand-new stage adaptation of the infamous B-movie classic, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. CCPT, now in its 25th year and best known for its outdoor shows, returns with an indoor show for the first time since 2019.
The children of Mars aren't themselves of late. When they watch Earthlings experiencing the joys of the holidays, they become withdrawn and unhappy. A wise prophet is consulted, scientific research is conducted and a brain is “borrowed” all in an effort to solve the problem. Finally, it's determined that Santa Claus must be abducted from Earth and brought to Mars. The trip does not always go smoothly, as the Martian pilots are nearly done in by earthly holiday goodies, and Santa and his elf helper are are determined to fight the kidnappers and return to Earth in time for Christmas.
1hr 40min (1 intermission)
Opening Night: December 1, 2023
Final Performance: December 17, 2023