Lord of Misrule

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Lord of Misrule

The Lord of Misrule

A raucous holiday play to raise funds for Utah’s Homeless

The Lord of Misrule is an irreverent work of interactive theater being produced at The Alliance Theater. The play itself is a fundraiser for The Road Home Homeless Shelter. It is written and directed by RJ Walker and starring Ammar Al Saffar, Breanna Alonzo, Zay Alvarez, Connor Bond and Alton Phonepraseuth.

Tickets and Showtimes

The play is free to attend. Donations will be accepted via the livestream, and those attending in person at Alliance Theater are requested to bring In-Kind donations (What is needed is listed at the bottom) 


Showtimes are December 15th and 16th at 8pm MST

The play will be held at the Alliance Theater, 602 E 500 S Suite E101, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 

Live Streaming will be available for those that register with a livestream ticket


About The Lord of Misrule

The Lord of Misrule is an ancient Christmas tradition dating back to Christmas’ origins as Saturnalia. A beggar is crowned the Lord of Misrule to preside over drunken mobs and Christmas parties. The Lord of Misrule would often make demands of local gentry (usually more food or booze) and if the gentry failed to meet the demands, the Lord of Misrule would incite a riot against the gentry, destroying property and threatening violence. Basically, forced Christmas charity. 

This play brings that energy into 2021 by giving the audience interactive power over the actors. At the top of each act, audience members donate money to The Road Home Shelter to make the actors perform in strange and ridiculous ways. The demands with the highest donations are given special priority. It’s a play with micro-transactions that benefit Utah’s homeless population

Plot Summary

Televangelist Lucas Karol heals the "sick," performs "exorcisms," but most importantly, collects donations from his followers for these miracles on his daytime TV show, Scriptures Unscripted. His biggest fundraiser of the year is his Christmas Special, Pastor Karol Presents: A Christmas Carol. Then, a rowdy mob (the audience) hijacks the show and the Pastor, his wife, and his special guests are forced to obey the orders of the Lord of Misrule who is leading the mob while performing their Christmas pageant. 

The Audience can interact in the play in various ways by making donations to The Road Home. Audience members will receive a list of demands that inform how they can change what the actors are doing on stage. As more and more of these challenges are piled onto the Televangelist and his sycophants, more of their real personalities rise to the surface.

Live-streaming attendance vs In Person Attendance

Alliance Theater is equipped with professional grade live streaming cameras and microphones, allowing people to attend anywhere there is an internet connection. Livestream attendees will still be able to donate to affect the show from their screens. 

For those attending in person, cash donations will be accepted. Tickets are still free, though we ask that live attendees bring In-Kind donations for the shelter to the theater. Here is the list of things that are accepted for in-kind donations. This isn’t a food drive, so don’t bring canned foods. If attendees are unable to carry or find these items, they can be purchased from the shelter’s Amazon Wishlist

Urgent Needs

  • Pillows (new)

  • Towels

  • Coats & Jackets (all sizes)

  • Jeans & Warm clothing (all sizes)

  • Boots & Shoes (all sizes)

  • Socks (all sizes)

  • Underwear (new, all sizes)

  • Blankets (twin, full, & queen)

  • Diapers (sizes 5-6, and pull-ups)

  • Baby Bottles & Formula

You can also give directly to The Road Home through their website.


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Alliance Theater + Hybrid Streaming 602 E 500 S Suite E101, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Salt Lake City, UT 84102