"It's the holidays. Keep murder in the family," suggests The Dangerous Christmas, the newest comedy-thriller from master storyteller and nationally published author, Charles Carr (Passage Into Fear, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Angels, All the Time in the World). Carr along with the award-winning North County Players (northcountyplayers.org) are bringing The Dangerous Christmas exclusively to the California Center for the Arts Escondido for six December 2022 shows.

Inspired by actual events, The Dangerous Christmas details how a mysterious heirloom and the man determined to possess it by any means necessary pull a group of friends into a decades-old intrigue that turns their world upside down and threatens their very lives.

The show deftly blends a challenging mystery that will keep you guessing with wry humor and a heartfelt message about the meaning of the season. The show is enhanced with colorful sets, a full musical score, and powerful sound effects. The cast and crew say it is their goal to make The Dangerous Christmas your new holiday favorite.

The show stars Lolly Boroff, Marsi Carr, Betsy Toker, Neha Curtiss, Charlie DeNatale, Don Martin, Bill Kvitli, Jeff Makey, and Laura Makey, all longtime veterans of the So Cal and Broadway theater, film, television, and commercial worlds.

The Dangerous Christmas will be performed at six December 2022 evening and matinee shows in the Center’s Studio 1 Theater, an intimate 100 seat venue that gives audiences extraordinary access to all the action and creates a feeling of being right in the middle of the story as it unfolds.

Tickets on sale now at artcenter.org. Enjoy special holiday value seats priced more like movie tickets than a live theater event, with easy parking, refreshments, and comfortable seating.