It is Christmas morning and the Franks are gathered around the family Christmas tree, exchanging gifts in the name of Jesus Christ. When an unexpected package arrives from Santa and his Reindeer, little Jimmy Frank must channel the killing powers of his new computer game, The Little Devils, to kill the evil that has taken over the living room. Will the Franks survive? Will they keep the “Christ” in Christmas once and for all? Will they save Jesus from the cross? This short radio play is about holiday consumerism, religious fanaticism, and the awkwardness of family on Christmas.
Written and Directed by: Emilia Javanica
Performed by: Eleni Zaharopoulos, Torri Ashford, Paul Manganello & Emilia Javanica
Sound Engineering by: Jeff Gazdacko & David Greenspan
Sound Editing and Mixing by: Jeff Gazdacko
Special thanks to: Juliet Hinley, Jeff S. Pennington Jr., Carrie Morris, Morgan Cox, Rebecca Louise Miller, Sonya Luna, Adrianne Finelli, Mia Cinelli, Jessica Joy London, Nathaniel Justianino, Stephanie Hall, Edward M Morin, Dorothy Melander-Dayton, Diane McWilliams & Seth Ellis.
Recorded and produced in the University of Michigan Duderstadt Center Audio Studio, December 2016.