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About the Play

On Thanksgiving Day, Mary discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her when she catches him on national TV kissing another woman at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. She then must navigate a year's worth of hapless holidays and luckless romances amid the colorful characters that make up her family. Christmas, New Year's Eve, and St. Patrick's Day bring one dating disaster after another. June provides a “wedding season” of letdowns, and Halloween is nothing less than a horror show. When the second Christmas rolls around, a surprise encounter with a five-year-old boy whom she has come to adore changes her mood, her day, and her whole perspective.

About the Playwright

Ginna Hoben is an actor/writer currently residing in Astoria, NY.  In 2013 she will be honored with a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida where she’ll be working on three new plays and a screenplay.  She spent much of 2012 performing at CATCO in her hometown, Columbus Ohio (Next Fall, The 39 Steps, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas.)  Before that, Ginna spent four years acting at The American Shakespeare Center.  Among the nineteen plays she performed there was the premiere of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.  Other produced plays include the solo show pierced!, the full-length play the wind-chill factor, and the ten minute play telephone, published in the collection 30 Ten-Minute Plays for 4, 5, and 6 Actors.