Another Helping Of Holiday Updates From Running With Scissors!

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Howdy-howdy, one more time!

Last week, we told you about some of our cast and crew and what they’re up to this holiday season. But Running With Scissors has worked with so many outstanding actors over 11 years of doing Grenadine McGunkle’s Double-Wide Christmas, we couldn’t fit them all into one email! Here are a few more updates from our fabulously functional family:

Debbie Davis says, “I’m neck-deep in holiday gigs — 27 in 15 days! They’re all listed on my website at I’m also still doggedly promoting and shilling my solo record, It’s Not the Years, It’s the Miles, which just got a four-star review in Downbeat Magazine. I’m starting a tuba/ukulele duo project with my husband, Matt Perrine; loving on my kids (who are now 5 and 9, by the way!); and enjoying the newest additions to our family, Daisy Mae and Cosimo. I think of the Running With Scissors family every winter and long for our salad days in the Everlasting Arms Motor Park.”

Bob Edes Jr. is appearing in two of our favorite one-act plays: Titanic and The Actor’s Nightmare, both by Christopher “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” Durang. Catch the final performances this weekend, in Tulane’s Lupin Theatre. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are just $15, or $10 for students and seniors, at And stay tuned: in February, Bob will star in Promethean’s production of Equus!

Donald Lewis remains one of the busiest and most in-demand actors in New Orleans. This month, you can catch him in Southern Rep’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performances run through next weekend at the CAC, so get crackin’, one and all!

Ashley Ricord Santos is havin’ his baybay — and by “his”, we mean Ashley’s hubby, the equally talented but significantly taller actor, Michael Aaron Santos. That’s super awesome, but it would’ve been even awesomer (note: probably not a word) if we’d had Ashley onstage this December, playing China Louise Maybelle Lurleen Pitts, with a faded Branson, Missouri t-shirt stretched over her real baby bump. Oh, well: shoulda, woulda, coulda. Ashley and Michael’s undoubtedly exceptional little one is due around December 27th. Hopefully, the tyke will be just as prompt and accommodating as mom and dad.

Dwayne Sepcich Jr. is in rehearsal for everyone’s favorite puppet-based sex romp/musical comedy, Avenue Q (opening in January at JPAS)! He’s also working at the front desk of a hotel in the French Quarter, which isn’t quite the same as playing the exotic-dancing son of Gladys Finkelstein, but hey, it pays the bills.

And that about does it for us. Have a very happy holiday season, and we hope to see each and every one of you in the new year!

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