Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (2020)

Back again, this time

Performances: Live on YouTube on Friday, December 4 at 7:00pm and Saturday, December 5 at 2:00pm (matinée)
(Both performances are also embedded to view below on this page.)
2020 can’t take this beloved annual tradition from us! Again this December, The Post-Meridian Radio Players presented our 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 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 when PMRP performs Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

This year, of course, Santa and the Martians had to make some adjustments, and our two live performances streamed on YouTube! You can scroll down to watch either one here on this page.


Santa Claus ..... Kevin Kordis
Dropo ..... Meg Wickham
Voldar ..... Jeremy Holstein
Kimar ..... Cari Keebaugh
Rigna ..... Rashi Verma
Hargo ..... Emma Joyce
Bomar/Chochem ..... Will Spreadbury
TV Anchor/Polar Bear ..... Michael McAfee
Andy Henderson ..... Joev Dubach
Momar ..... Naomi Ibasitas
Girmar ..... Sara Dion
Billy ..... Hubert Hwang
Betty/Mrs. Claus ..... Sarah Parisi Boçi
Winky ..... Catherine Verow Quintana
Torg ..... Mare Freed

Crew & staff

Producer ..... Mare Freed
Director ..... Kitty Drexel
Technical Director ..... Karen Sarao
Stage Manager ..... Meg Wickham et al.
Technical Consultant ..... Elizabeth Ross
Graphic Designer ..... Gilly Rosenthol
Makeup Design ..... Cari Keebaugh
Costumer ..... Elizabeth Ryan
Technical assistance ..... Jay Sekora
Promotion ..... Will Spreadbury & Tori Queeno
Graphic assistance ..... Jeremy Holstein

Performance Dates

Friday, December 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 2:00pm (matinée)

Watch our performances

Our performances were streamed live on YouTube and you can watch them there or below. (The performances were from the same script, but due to the magic of live theater, slightly different jokes may have crept into the two performances, and we had some minor music problems at the end of the Friday show and some technical problems before the start of the Saturday show. If you’re normal, watch one or the other and be satisfied. If you’re an obsessive PMRP superfan, watch both and compare the performances!)

Our Friday, December 4, 7pm performance

(Or you can watch it on YouTube.)

Our Saturday, December 5 2pm matinée

(Or you can watch it on YouTube.)

(Looking for information about our 2017, 2018, or 2019 performances? See the page for 2017, the page for 2018, and the page for 2019.)