Holiday Comedy: Big Daddy Graham’s A ROW HOME CHRISTMAS at Players Club of Swarthmore Dec. 20-31

by Patricia Bradford

The Players Club of Swarthmore is partnering with popular Philadelphia comedian and 94.1 WIP radio personality Big Daddy Graham to present A ROW HOME CHRISTMAS Dec. 20-31 on the Players Club Main Stage at 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore. Written by and starring Graham, A ROW HOME CHRISTMAS is the second play written by Graham (Mullica Hill, N.J.) and follows his wildly successful Last Call, an autobiographical piece about his relationship with his father that sold out several Philadelphia-area theaters. A Row Home Christmas is directed by Anthony SanFilippo (Springfield, Pa.). For tickets, visit or call 866-811-4111.

A ROW HOME CHRISTMAS takes the stage Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. (preview); Dec. 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m.; and Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances on Dec. 24 or 25.

In addition, several of Big Daddy Graham’s friends from the world of radio, comedy, and Philadelphia sports will host the show and join Graham and SanFilippo in live talkbacks with the audience after each performance. Celebrity guests include Phil Heron, Angelo Cataldi, Eleanor Kerrigan, Joe Conklin, Phil Martelli, Rhea Hughes, Glen Macnow, Ray Didinger, and Mike Jerrick.

In A ROW HOME CHRISTMAS, Kevin (Graham), a Philadelphia firefighter who still volunteers to play Santa Claus at the same neighborhood church parish in which he grew up, sneaks into a familiar home in that neighborhood on Christmas Eve to reflect on holiday memories from his time growing up in Philadelphia. In the process, Kevin has a holiday experience that will change his life forever.

The Players Club of Swarthmore’s improvisational comedy team Bits & PieCeS will perform a free show on the stage immediately following the Dec. 30 performance.

The Players Club of Swarthmore is in the middle of its 107th season providing professional-quality theatre in a community setting. The Players Club produces seven main stage productions each year in its 300-seat theater. In addition, The Players Club of Swarthmore offers a three-show Second Stage series and a four-show Children’s Theatre Series, on its Raymond W. Smith stage, a black box space that can accommodate up to 85 patrons. Find out more at

Theater/Organization Players Club of Swarthmore
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Theater/Organization Address: 614 Fairview Ave. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (866) 811-4111

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