Matt Hoverman / Writer
Maples Rep production of THE CHRISTMAS WITCH (one of the CHRISTMAS SHORTS)
CHRISTMAS SHORTS: 5 Merry Little Comedies
Published by Samuel French!
A wonderful alternative for theatres tired of mounting the traditional seasonal play, this naughty & nice evening of short holiday comedies humorously comments on family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and the sex lives of elves. Included: Going Home, The Christmas Witch, Xmas Cards, Nativity... and the Samuel French Festival award-winning play The Student!
2w, 2m or many more!
Published by Samuel French and produced by theatres all over the country, CHRISTMAS SHORTS is quickly becoming a new holiday classic!
"A delightful holiday gift in a small package... A perfect little holiday diversion -- funny, entertaining and with just enough warmth of the holidays... The collection has become popular with smaller regional theater companies looking for something different for a holiday show. It's easy to see why."
San Jose Mercury News
"The script is loaded with low-key, sweet humor."
Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Funny and profane."
Wisconsin State Journal
"Funny and heartwarming."
Isthmus Daily Page
Four Stars! "Touching and inspiring... a favorite!"
Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner
"My favorite piece [in Indiana's Phoenix Theatre's A Very Phoenix Xmas #6: Our Goose is Cooked] was The Student by Matt Hoverman. I was surprised to find myself weeping during it. This little two-hander is on both of my 'BEST OF 2011' lists."
"So what are this year's strongest shows [in City Theatre's Summer Shorts]? ... Clement as a writing professor and Durkin as his endearingly oddball student have perfect chemistry and timing in Matt Hoverman’s The Student."
"Five snorts (out of 5) for Matt Hoverman's The Student [in City Theatre's Summer Shorts]: I've run out of good things to say... makes you want to cry. And laugh."
Miami Art Zine
"Probably the funniest piece of the night [re: The Student in City Theatre's Summer Shorts]."
Florida Theater Onstage
"Matt Hoverman's short play The Student, the best piece at City Theatre's Summer Shorts Festival [is a] masterful comedy of homoerotic repression and twisted yuletide metaphor. The Student is a reminder that with such gifted acting, directing, and writing, minimalism is more than sufficient."
Miami New Times