One-Man Nutcracker by Chris Davis


Wed Dec 21 2022 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Theatre Exile | Philadelphia, PA

One-Man Nutcracker by Chris Davis
About this Event

One-Man Nutcracker

written & performed by Chris Davis

directed by Mary Tuomanen

sound design by Adriano Shaplin

choreography by Hallie Rumsey-Lasersohn

You know the Nutcracker the ballet, but what if the ballet was performed by only one man? If the daughter Marie, little boy Fritz, creepy uncle Drosselmeir, the mice, the Sugar Plum fairy, were all channeled through one actor. Chris Davis is proud to bring you One-Man Nutcracker, a re-telling of the original E.T.A. Hoffman Nutcracker Story and the Ballet.

"Condenses the two-hour classic into a ballet power hour." - Thinking Dance

"A strikingly original writer & performer." - The Scotsman

"...a refreshing splash to the face, laced with warm wit and humanity."- Broad St. Review


Theatre Exile

1340 S. 13th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Age appropriate for 10+

Dec 20 - Jan 2 (varied times)

Dec 20 (Tue) - 7pm

Dec 21 (Wed) - 7pm

Dec 22 (Thur) - 7pm

Dec 23 (Fri) - 7pm

Dec 24 - (Sat) - 12pm

Dec 25 - (Sun) - CHRISTMAS - NO SHOW

Dec 26 - (Mon) - 12pm

Dec 27 (Tue) - 12pm

Dec 28 (Wed) - 12pm

Dec 29 (Thur) - 7pm

Dec 30 (Fri) - 7pm

Dec 31 (Sat) - 7pm


Jan 2 (Mon) - 7pm

Chris Davis (actor/writer) is a writer and performer residing in Philadelphia, PA. His solo shows have toured throughout the United States and Europe.

Recent projects include solo shows One-Man Nutcracker, The Presented (★★★★ - The List), The Last Emperor of Mexico, One-Man Apocalypse Now (★★★★★ - “superbly crafted” - Underdog Reviews), Juan-Winfield, Bortle 8 (“…a strikingly original writer and performer.” - The Scotsman), Drunk Lion (“A potent success” ★★★★★ - Wee Review), and Violence of the Lambs (“…absurd comedy at its very best." ★★★★★ – The Student Newspaper ). He participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for six years.

Other projects Alchemist with Mary Tuomanen (Sep 2017), Peaceable Kingdom (Orbiter 3), Damned Dirty Apes! (Renegade Theater), Alias Ellis Mackenzie (Thaddeus Phillips), Anna K (Philly Fringe 2014), Holly’s Dead Soldiers (Philly Fringe 2013),The Post-Show (Berserker Residents), Vainglorious (Applied Mechanics). He was selected as one of Billy Penn’s Artists to Watch Out For 2017. He is a coordinator of the experimental DIY festival SolowFest ( that takes place in Philadelphia.

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Where is it happening?

Theatre Exile, 1340 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, United States

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USD 15.00 to USD 35.00

Chris Davis

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