Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

This page is for 2017’s performance! But you’re not too late! This was so popular and we and the audiences had so much fun that we’re performing it again on December 6 and 7 of 2019! You can read about the upcoming encore performance here!

Banner graphic in cream, red, and green: “The Post-Meridian Radio Players Present Santa Claus conquers The Martians: A Live Staged Radio Adaption”, with Santa Claus on the left and a 1950s-style rocketship on the right

Performances: Friday, December 1, 2017, at 8:00pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, matinée at 2:00pm, and Saturday, December 2, 2017, evening show at 8:00pm at Unity Somerville
Tickets and reservations are available on our Tickets page.

This December, The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be presenting an original adaptation of that 1964 Christmas classic film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, in which Martians, concerned that their children are bored and listless and don’t want to do anything but watch Earth television programs, kidnap Santa Claus (and a couple of unlucky Earth children) from the earth and bring him to Mars to make toys so their children can be kids again. Can Santa get back to Earth in time for Christmas? Are the children of Mars doomed to a joyless life of food pills and machine-implanted learning? Is that terrifying, huge polar bear going to eat our young heroes? Will Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo show up to heckle? (Hint: No.) Find out for yourself at PMRP’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

This is a family-friendly event and for the Saturday matinée we will have some fun kids’ activities before and after the show.


Kevin Kordis ..... Santa Claus
Brian Rust ..... Dropo
Jeremy Holstein ..... Voldar
Brian Keller ..... Kimar
Cari Keebaugh ..... Rigna
Joev Dubach ..... Hargo
Michael McAfee ..... Chochem
Eric Cheung ..... TV Anchor
Amanda Balagur ..... Andy
Emma Joyce ..... Momar
Sara Dion ..... Girmar
Dave Barker ..... Bomar
Keegan Hannon ..... Billy
Raminta Holden ..... Betty
Hannah Baker ..... Mrs. Claus
Jenny Gutbezahl ..... Winky
puppets ..... Torg
Polar Bear


Caitlin Mason ..... Producer
Mare Freed ..... Director
Meg Wickham ..... Stage Manager
Liz Salazar ..... House Manager
Gilly Rosenthol ..... Graphic Designer
Cari Keebaugh ..... Makeup Design
Elizabeth Ryan ..... Costumer
Jay Sekora ..... RA and Sound Technician
Pieter Wallace ..... Sound Board Op
Grace Gist ..... Sound Design
Jeremy Holstein ..... Program Designer


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