Crossing to Christmas Benefit


Crossing to Christmas

An online holiday Benefit Reading of a “patriotic Hallmark Christmas movie” in support of The League of Independent Theatre

Monday, December 21, 2020 @ 8pm EST

Sponsored by AMASS Botanicals

Every year on Christmas Day, the people of Central New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania come together for a noble and spirited cause – the reenactment of George Washington and his troops crossing the Delaware.  The only problem is that this year, Bob Childs – beloved Washington re-enactor – has fallen ill.  To whom will the mantle be passed?   Enter Bob’s son Desmond, the tradition dodging, big city finance guy.   Can Natalie – the small town, single mom trying to keep it all together – convince Desmond to follow in his father’s footsteps and save Christmas?  Set against the backdrop of colonial candle-dipping and cannons fired; woodchopping and suburban station wagons, a true “hallmark” holiday romance is born.


Crossing to Christmas is an original screenplay by Alexander Kveton, written in the great tradition of made-for-tv holiday romances.  Directed by Annie Tippe (Octet – Lucille Lortel Award Winner) and produced by Alexander Kveton and Blaire O’LearyCrossing to Christmas was presented as an online Holiday Benefit Reading on Monday, December 21st. 

The cast included Mara Wilson (Matilda, Welcome to Night Vale, BoJack Horseman, Big Hero 6: The Series), Varak Baronian (Water, Water Everywhere; Bang Bang Zoom), Christine Donnelly (Jessica Jones, Follies – Innovative Theater Award Best Ensemble), Jack Fellows (The Crucible, The Tempest), Jon Lonoff (Metropolitan Playhouse Poor of New York, Riverbarge Productions The Garbage Cantata), Vanessa Lynah (Water, Water Everywhere; Buffalo, Buffalo), Blaire O’Leary (Exquisite Corpse Company), Christina Elise Perry (Chain Theatre – Six Corners, The Dark Room), Mia Selby, Michal Vondel (Tramps, Shadow Puppet), Jeogre Bennett Watson (Luke Cage, The Wire, For Life, A Human Being, Of A Sort – The Williamstown Theater Festival), and Danny Wilfred (Cabaret – Highlands Playhouse, Sister Act – Westchester Broadway Theatre, Shrek – Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). All proceeds went go to The League of Independent Theater.

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performer’s Union:

ACTOR’S EQUITY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS

AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS

SAG-AFTRA

through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program