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Photo Flash: Buck Creek Players Presents THE UNEXPECTED GIFT

Join the Buck Creek Players as we continue our 45th season of quality theater with THE UNEXPECTED GIFT, a Christmas play by Mike Willis. Showing at the playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue, for a limited run over three weekends November 30th through December 16th, curtain times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays.

Jack (Tom Smith), a sixty-eight year old writer who lost his wife to cancer, is devastated and bitter. He seeks refuge from the rest of the world by retreating to the old family cabin. His only surviving family members are his daughter Kate (Michelle Tasker) and her two children, thirteen-year-old Johnathon (Mason Tudor) and nine-year-old Sarah (Bailey Cline). Kate has not seen her father since shortly after her mother's death almost eight years before. Johnathon has only a vague recollection of his grandfather, and Sarah has no memories of him at all. When Kate arrives at her father's cabin on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and asks if Johnathon and Sarah can stay with him for a few days, Jack is reluctant... but finally agrees. Through Christmas Eve and into Christmas Day, Jack and the children struggle to discover each other and to everyone's surprise, realize that they have received an unexpected Christmas gift -- the gift of family...the most precious gift of all.

Directed by Melissa Devito, admission is $18 for adults and $16 for children, students, and senior citizens (ages 62 and up). Reservations are recommended, and may be reserved securely online with no added fees at www.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling our automated reservation line at 317-862-2270. Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online in a single transaction.

Photo Credit: Gary Nelson

Photo Flash: Buck Creek Players Presents THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
Tom Smith and Bailey Cline

Photo Flash: Buck Creek Players Presents THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
Mason Tudor, Michelle Tasker, Bailey Cline, and Tom Smith

Photo Flash: Buck Creek Players Presents THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
Michelle Tasker and Tom Smith

Photo Flash: Buck Creek Players Presents THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
Mason Tudor, Tom Smith, and Bailey Cline

Photo Flash: Buck Creek Players Presents THE UNEXPECTED GIFT
Tom Smith and Bailey Cline



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