Matt Lyle's House Party

There’s nothing quite like the holidays to make you feel like a kid again, even if you’re a bona fide grownup with a career and a 401k and your very own medical debt. Because when you walk into your parents’ home for holiday celebrations, all those adult things just kind of melt away as Mom takes your coat and you start sniping at your brother for serving himself too many of the mashed potatoes. You snuggle up on the family sofa, watching “Christmas Vacation” just like you did when you were a kid—it feels the same. And then, just like that, it’s over, and you’re expected to put away your dirty dishes and go home. Fun House Theatre explores those paradoxes of adulthood during a season of wonder in their one-hour comedy sketch show by playwright Matt Lyle. A troupe of 15 comedic actors will perform in Matt Lyle’s House Party, Holiday Edition: Adulthood, Or How I Learned to Love Ken Burns, a merry, mirthful rumination about discovering what it means to be a grown up during that most wonderful time of the year. You’ll relate during its run from Thursday, December 18 through Sunday, December 21 at the Plano Children’s Theater, 1301 Custer Road. Shows are nightly at 7:30 with additional shows at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; tickets are $5 at funhousetheatreandfilm.com.
Thu., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 18. Continues through Dec. 21, 2014
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