WHERE: Vero Voce Theatre, 951 State Ave., Suite F, St. Charles
WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8 and 9 and 3 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10
COST AND INFO: $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students at verovoce.com; for information, call 630-584-0139
ABOUT: WT Productions will ring in a quirky holiday season with "Seasonal Ties," a new collection of six short plays delivering a fresh perspective on Christmas. The show is written, produced and directed by Debbi Dennison and Carl Zeitler. "The plays all have material that is relatable … and there's comedy, dark comedy, drama, elves, puppets," Dennison said. The final piece drops many of the previous characters into a plot about Santa Claus, who has not returned to the North Pole after leaving on Christmas Eve.