Have relatives in town and feel the need to get them, and yourself, out of the house?

Memories of turkey and stuffing giving you that old holiday feeling?

Just need something to do with the family?

We can point you in any number of directions with discount tickets via PoshDealz.com. The possibilities include a bah humbug (The Santaland Diaries), some crazy Catholics (Nuncrackers) and a couple of dramas that have absolutely nothing to do with ’tis the season. The details:

The Santaland Diairies. For a little snark with your Santa, sample this satire by humorist David Sedaris. It’s the true-life tale of an out-of-work writer who spent one unhappy holiday season as a Macy’s department store elf. (It’s for adults; please don’t bring the kids!). Limited half-price seats remain for shows this weekend. At Horizon Theatre in Inman Park.

Nuncrackers. If you know any of Dan Goggin’s musicals about the Little Sisters of Hoboken, you know that nunsense is habit-forming. The conceit in this one: Father Virgil and four talented students join the all-singing, all-dancing nuns in the first TV special ever taped in the convent’s new cable-access studio. At OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. Limited discount tickets available this weekend and beyond.

The Mountaintop. This Broadway-borne drama re-imagines events the night before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, when a visiting stranger forces him to confront his destiny and legacy. True Colors Theatre Company stages it at the Southwest Arts Center in southwest Atlanta. Limited discount tickets for Tuesday, Nov. 20, only.

Wolves. You’ll have a howlingly wild ride at this 70-minute fairy-tale for grown-ups about  a young city dweller who freaks out when his roommate/ex-boyfriend brings home a one-night-stand that may very well be a wolf. Or is he? This staging, at Actor’s Express in West Midtown, is a world premiere. Limited discount tickets remain.

Other options this holiday season include Georgia State University’s 15th annual Gala Holiday Concert on Dec. 1-2 at the Rialto Center for the Arts downtown; the drinkin’ and singin’ Holidays With the Chalks at the Alliance Theatre in Midtown (performances begin Dec. 1); and the musical based on O. Henry’s The Gifts of the Magi at downtown’s Theatrical Outfit (beginning Nov. 29).

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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