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The production will be presented on December 12 At 7:00 PM, CST.

Oak Park Festival Theatre announces its 2020 Winter Virtual Production of CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR by George Zahora. The production will be presented on December 12 At 7:00 PM, CST.

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Late December: At a backwater British university, a trio of squabbling academics attempts to unlock an ancient puzzle box containing the script for "Christmas Comes But Once A Year," a long-lost holiday extravaganza penned by a quartet of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

And in a flashback to November 1602, those playwrights-Thomas Heywood, Henry Chettle, Thomas Dekker, and John Webster-struggle to complete an "accessible" holiday story. Can they meet their deadline? Will their famous frienemy "Wm Shakspr" come through with a bit of help? And why was "Christmas Comes But Once A Year" erased from history?

Past and Present collide messily in this rollicking new holiday comedy.

The Present
Barbara Zahora*^ - Dr. Harriet Jacques
Jhenai Mootz^ - Dr. Janet Sims
Savanna Rae^ - Ms. Bridget Windsor

The Past
Matt Gall*^ - Thomas Heywood
Mark Richard*^ - Henry Chettle
Chloe Baldwin* - Thomas Dekker
Joe Bianco* - John Webster
*Member of Actors' Equity Association

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