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Slay Ride II Fright Christmas

or "It's a Wonderful Knife"

by Butch Maxwell and Bert Furioli You'll be slashing through the snow in a super sequel to the original "Slay Ride" by the same authors who committed the original. This time, Santa has double-jeopardy with a hostile take-over brewing and a serial killer on the loose.

There is nothing silent about this night!

Slay Ride II cast 2012
Above: 2012 Cast

Christmas is in jeopardy as Santa Claus faces two of the biggest challenges to his career. Not only does he face a hostile takeover of the North Pole, but a mysterious serial killer threatens to do away with all his reindeer and elves.

Performance Dates:
7 pm Friday, December 6 - The Vue (in Grand Vue Park), Moundsville, WV
7 pm Thursday, December 12 - River City, Wheeling, WV
7 pm Thursday, December 19 - River City, Wheeling, WV
7 pm Friday, December 20 - River City, Wheeling, WV
Other dates may be announced.(Private shows are not listed.)

Rated G

Slay Ride II is a black comedy sequel picking up on the Christmas show originally staged in 1996 (and most recently staged in 2018).

Bert Furioli and Butch Maxwell, who wrote the original, took the charge of writing a sequel almost seriously. And when you think of sequels, particularly in the line of murder, you think of that pop culture standard: Slasher movies. No one does sequels as often as the people who made movies such as "Halloween" or "Nightmare on Elm Street." So here is a parody the format.

The result is a darkly funny tale of a Santa stalker compounded with a corporate takeover plot. It is laced with references to horror movies as well as seasonal humor and sprinkled with a few Christmas song send-ups.

You don't have to know anything about horror movies to enjoy the show. It is all broad, silly stuff that should appeal to anyone except perhaps children under 12.

2019 Cast:
Santa Claus ~ Dustin Heavilin
Mrs. Claus ~ Karissa Martin
Elfish Prezley ~ Erin Huffman
Frosty D. Snowman ~ Pete Fernbaugh
Cooper DeVille ~Butch Maxwell

Original Performance Dates: November - December 1998 * Encores: November - December 2000 and December 2012

Meet the Characters | Scenes from Slay Ride II |Audience photos |Video Trailer

Last updated: November 17, 2019