SEASON 21 | DECEMBER 2008
12 Steps to More Dysfunctional Christmas
Written and Performed by Rob Nash
Presented by VORTEX
A Holiday show that everyone and their dysfunctional families can relate to during this special time of year. Award-winning writer/performer Rob Nash brings his hilarious brand of comedy to life, revisiting this classic that first played The VORTEX at Christmas in 1994. That show marked the beginning of the successful series of Rob Nash’s many one-man plays at The VORTEX.
Set your watches back to 1993 and enjoy the New Age-Recovery Industrial Complex’s favorite family, the Smiths! Dust off your Wilson-Phillips, Michael Bolton, and New Kids on the Block. Find your copy of The Road Less-Traveled. Remember when the internet was a pipe dream called "the information superhighway", another George Bush was an ex-president, and your cell phone was called a car phone.
Rob Nash is famous for shifting from character to character, adeptly creating 3 generations of The Smith Family. If you have never met them, you will love them (and hate them). If you already know them, you will want to meet them again.
Sneak Preview: Fred calls his mother for the first time in 3 years. Margot juggles her annual New Year’s Party, The Junior League, Bible Study and Book Club. Ashley gets her heart broken by Maddie (again) at the Spring Dale Mall Taco! Taco! Taco! over a watermelon banana smoothie smoothie smoothie with granola and M&Ms. Matt survives a coma inducing car crash. Windsong creates a Wild Inner Child Weekend retreat experience. And that’s just Scene One! Oh, and Phil Donahue makes a short appearance, don’t forget that!
Enjoy the holidays with the most dysfunctional people we know, our families. The Smiths make almost any family seem more functional. 12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Christmas plays for 3 weeks only at The VORTEX. When you can’t sit home with the family one more night, take this time to venture out to enjoy live performance in Austin at The VORTEX. “How do you do that?” –Ann Richards