Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Received October 21:
City Theatre announces Christmas Belles Dec 4 – 21
CHRISTMAS BELLES - YULETIDE JOY WITH HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN…TEXAS STYLE. STAGE COMEDY PREMIER IN AUSTIN
It’s an exciting honor to be premiering a playwright’s first words onstage in Austin. Christmas Belles will open The City Theatre’s Company’s holiday season running December 4 through December 21.
A soon to be classic southern comedy is authored by Texas residents Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, a trio of talented writers.
CTC welcomes the Futrelle sisters and it’s Christmas-time in Fayro, Texas. Frankie, Twink, and Honey Raye are not exactly in a festive mood.
Frankie is overdue with her second set of twins, Twink is bitter about a recent jilting which finds her behind bars, and Honey Raye is trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Pageant from spiraling out of control. Things are not looking promising: the former director is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show, the celebrity Santa is passing a kidney stone, the cast is dropping like flies to food poisoning from the recent pancake supper and a long-kept family secret is revealed.
And on top of everything, the pageant will be shown live on cable access television for the first time ever.
In true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget.
Christmas Belles will bring joy to your world!
Christmas Belles playwrights have impressive backgrounds: Jessie Jones co-authored the play Dearly Departed, as well as its screen adaptation, Kingdom Come; Nicholas Hope won the Texas New Playwrights’ Festival for his first play, A Friend Of The Family and was Director of Casting for ABC Television; and Jamie Wooten has written and produced nearly four hundred episodes of network television, including four seasons of the classic series, The Golden Girls. All three were born and raised in the South and write about the South they know best.
Produced by The City Theatre Company, the comedy will be directed by Daniel Lefave featuring the cast of Sharon Elmore, Nicole Weber, Bobby DiPasquale, Louise Martin, Rae Peterson, Rosemary Holly, Terri Bennett, Jen Coy, Michael Schnick, Daniel Sawtelle, and Shane Cleveland.
TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
December 4 - 21, 2008 Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Sunday 5:30 p.m.
The City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd. – east between Manor Road and 38 ½ St.
Reservations 512-524-2870 or email@example.com.
General Seating Tickets $15-20, Guaranteed Reserved Seating $25, Students $12, Thursdays pay what you can. Website: www.citytheatreaustin.org.