Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (2021)

Back for a fifth year! And LIVE IN PERSON this time!

Performances: Friday, December 3, at 8:00pm, Saturday, December 4, matinée at 2:00pm, and Saturday, December 4, evening show at 8:00pm at Unity Somerville
A beloved annual tradition! Again this December, The Post-Meridian Radio Players will be presenting our original adaptation of that 1964 Christmas classic film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, in which Martians, concerned that their children are bored and listless and don’t want to do anything but watch Earth television programs, kidnap Santa Claus (and a couple of unlucky Earth children) from Earth and bring him to Mars to make toys so their children can be kids again. Can Santa get back to Earth in time for Christmas? Are the children of Mars doomed to a joyless life of food pills and machine-implanted learning? Is that terrifying, huge polar bear going to eat our young heroes? Will Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo show up to heckle? (Hint: No.) Find out for yourself at PMRP’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

Last year’s livestreamed YouTube performance was loads of fun, but we’re excited to be able to bring Santa to Mars this year live and in person!



Crew & staff

Producer ..... Mare Freed
Director ..... Jay Sekora
Stage Manager ..... Meg Wickham

Performance Dates

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2:00pm (matinée) and 8:00pm


Unity Somerville
6 William St.
Somerville, MA 02144

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(Looking for information about our 2017 or 2018 performances? See the page for 2017 and the page for 2018.)