Sit 'n' Spin , the monthly personal essay show run by Jill Soloway, Maggie Rowe and Jaclyn Lafer, features a bunch of witty souls all on a holiday theme. Taylor Negron, who is readying his off-Broadway show, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron , tips us off on the new piece he will be reading, “A California Gothic Christmas.” Through the magic of computers, he says, “I have written a story about my famous cousin Chuck Negron, the lead vocalist from Three Dog Night, who came to our house on Xmas when I was in the seventh grade and played his new song “Joy To the World,” and when the lyric “Jeremia was a bull frog” came on, my grandmother began to dance with my pet monkey — the perfect California Gothic Xmas. There are also Charles Manson references.” I'm sure we can all relate. Also with Ron Zimmerman, Gary Shapiro and C. Brian Smith.

Thu., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2008

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