Review: Three Dollar Bill's Christmas Show 

***1/2
click to enlarge A Three Dollar Bill lineup of yore.
  • A Three Dollar Bill lineup of yore.

Three Dollar Bill's alternative Christmas pageant - featuring Todd Kenworthy, Jeff Clawson, Will Pfaffenberger, Chad Woodward and a token lady humorist who often steals the show, Claire Wilcher - pushes the boundaries of holiday cheer with raucous sketches, racy songs and an off-beat sense of humor. No topic is off limits, from roofie-induced rape to racial slurs.

The writing teeters between intelligent, clever take-downs of traditional Christmas favorites to base humor that grabs for the lowest- common-denominator laughs, with the latter variety tending to detract from the former. A more careful editorial eye could have helped this group to soar even higher, given that the show was overlong as well as uneven.

Still, the troupe offers a blasphemous good time, ending with a mildly touching and completely self-aware song that begs forgiveness for their odd sense of what it means to spread Christmas cheer. Through Dec. 15 at IndyFringe Theatre

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