Waffle Palace Christmas

Waffle Palace Christmas
Horizon Theatre
through December 29, 2019

Once again, Larry Larson and Eddie Levi Lee, have crafted a sequel to their Waffle Palace play. You know you are sitting in the diner, which is designed by Moriah and Isabel Curley-Clay, and almost touching the staff and the patrons who come and go, as the business tries to survive a financially bleak holiday.

Some of the actors from the prequel have returned to reprise their roles. Maria Rodriguez-Sager comes back at the waitress, Esperanza, from Nicaragua, albeit she is now pregnant. Allan Edwards comes is Hugo, her hubby, who has some deep thoughts about impending parenthood. Lala Cochran is in her usually funny roles as a business woman and some other roles. And in this opus, Larry Larson hits the boards as the diner owner, John. His partner is Connie, played by Brenda Porter.

Dai’Sean L. Garrett is Deandre, the nephew of Connie who comes on to work the grill; and that mean old Christmas devil is played to the hilt once again by Rob Cleveland. And Megan Hayes plays a couple of other ladies. The production is directed by Lisa Adler

But, rest easily. This is holiday season. Nobody gets harmed, and all comes out well in the end; except maybe for the devilish Krampus. But all the patrons had a riotously happy evening. The show runs about 2.5 hours, and there is plenty of free parking; but plan early as you have to fight your way down to Little 5 Points. But, it’s worth it, . . . BIGTIME.

More info at HorizonTheatre.com