Merry. Mirthful. Mad. Seattle comedians Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt (aka Dos Fallopia) return to ACT with their wackadoodle, gender-bending holiday sketch series, Ham for the Holidays: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Ham? Directed by David Hunter Koch, the long-running cult series has found a hammy holiday home at ACT’s Falls Theatre, in collaboration with ACTLab. Platt and Koch take you on a holiday outing packed with devilish social satire, cockeyed musical parodies, and more wigs than Lady Gaga.
- The Colonel and Shenille play lounge hits on a sightseeing riverbarge tour;
- Three’s Custody, a 70’s sitcom set in prison;
- Presidential Family Feud, featuring relatives of political candidates;
- The tiny Sequim Gay Men’s Chorus sing with glee;
- Country duo The Spudds merge Dr. Seuss with Dynasty, for How the Bitch Stole Christmas.
Ham features performances by Platt, Koch, Michael Oaks, and musical director D.J. Gommels. The creative team includes Robert J. Aguilar (Lighting/Set), Candace Frank (Costumes), Robin Macartney (Props/Set), Akemi Hart (Wigs), and Lisa Koch (Sound/Video).
Koch and Platt have collaborated as Dos Fallopia for 25 years, and it’s rumored that they invented fire. The two have penned shows like Deja Poo, Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright, Twin Sisters of Different Cul-de-sacs, Glazing Saddles, and Lard Potion No. 9. SeattleActor.com declared, “Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt may be two of the funniest women I’ve ever seen on stage,” and the Seattle Weekly proclaimed, “Timing is everything, and theirs is perfect.” The duo has recorded My Breasts are Out of Control and two DVDs (Ham for the Holidays: A Lard Day’s Night & Pretty Girls, Not Too Bright).
Lisa Koch has recorded four solo CDs, composed Off-Broadway musical 27 Rue de Fleurus, performed with Steve Martin and The Indigo Girls, had one of her songs sampled by Jay-Z, and has been seen on Seattle stages (The 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT, Cabaret de Paris).
Peggy Platt was voted Seattle’s best comic nine times, is a respected Seattle actor, voice-over and radio personality (Fat Girl Follies, Rocky Horror Show, Holiday Survival Game Show), and has opened for Jay Leno and Cindy Lauper. For more info, visit heylisa.com or facebook.com/ham4theholidays.
Ham for the Holidays contains adult humor and themes recommended for ages 14+.
Schedule: Ham for the Holidays: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Ham?
Thursday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. (Discount Preview)
Friday, December 4, 8:00 p.m. (Opening /Press Night)
Saturday, December 5, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 6, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. (ASL interpreted show)
Friday, December 11, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 16, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 18, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at $20-40 and are available to ACTPass holders. Call (206) 292-7676 or visit acttheatre.org.