Zeitler wrote two plays, including "For It's a Jolly Old Memo," in which Santa Claus has sent a memo to the Christmas elves that a new dress code is about to be implemented. Just like the workplace, the elves react to the memo in different ways, he said.
The two co-wrote the show's final piece, "December 26th: The Aftermath." It takes many of the characters of the previous plays and drops them into a plot about Santa Claus, who has not returned to the North Pole after leaving on Christmas Eve.
"The plays all have material that is relatable," Dennison said. "Theater-goers looking for a simple night of entertainment will walk away with just that. Those that like to be challenged on a deeper level will enjoy seeing how the use of the word 'tie' is an integral part of the overall production – both in the literal and figurative sense."
If you go
WHAT: "Seasonal Ties"
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: $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students
INFO: verovoce.com, 630-584-0139