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Christmas Eve…Lives On! 

When you're on the bottom, you've got nowhere to go but up. At least that's what Sidney thinks. He and his wife, Jane, entertained last Christmas Eve and invited an architect, a banker and their wives over for a party. The celebrations went OK, but the two businessmen weren't so interested in Sidney or investing in Sidney's work (he's a tradesman). Despite this lukewarm evening, the three couples got together again this Christmas Eve, this time at architect Geoffrey's house. His wife, Eva, was none too happy — she attempted suicide a handful of times throughout the night! — and truth be told, Geoffrey's not doing so great either. Fast-forward to next Christmas Eve, at banker Ronald and Marion's house (they're the fanciest of the couples at the start of these holiday parties), and have you got a scene! Marion drinks way too much, the Geoffrey situation has only worsened, and now, Sidney and Jane are the ones on top. Whaddya know about that? But, of course, that's not quite the end of the story. For that you'll have to check out the Theatre Guild of Webster Groves' production of Absurd Person Singular, a tragicomedy by Alan Ayckbourn. The play is presented at 517 Theatre Lane in Webster Groves at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (January 8 through 17). Tickets to the show cost $12 to $15; call 314-962-0876 or visit to learn more. And note: The guild recommends arriving at least a half hour before showtime to purchase tickets, which are only available at the door.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 8. Continues through Jan. 17, 2010

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