CHRISTMAS BELLES Plays the Town Centre Theatre, Now thru 12/20

Tis the season to be jolly; but in this hilarious holiday farce, set in Fayro, Texas, a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control among three squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.

Written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten (of Golden Girls fame), the script's characters are each crafted carefully and uniquely. While this cast is sure to have its audience laughing out loud, among all the chaos, the real meaning of the season inserts itself at every turn.

The Sisters Futrelle -Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye (played by Kristin H. Rosario, Vickie Songer and Karen Himelrick respectively)-are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus-played by Frankie's husband, Dub-is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

Additionally, with TCT¹s continuing commitment to our local charities, we are honored to be working with Hope Clinic for Women. Established in 1983, Hope Clinic is a faith based, confidential haven for women, men and families dealing with all aspects of pregnancy. Their services include medical care, professional counseling, education, mentorship and material support. During the run of Christmas Belles, a bin will be located in the lobby to collect diapers, baby toiletries, and receiving blankets for the families that Hope Clinic serves.

Christmas Belles opens tonight, Dec 5th and runs through Dec 20th. Tickets can be purchased online at www.townecentretheatre.com, by email at tickets@townecentretheatre.com or by calling 615-221-1174. Show times are 8:00 pm for evening performances and 2:30 pm for Sunday matinees. Towne Centre theatre offers General Admission seating with doors opening 30 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for ages 60 and up and $16 for students. Purchase a specially priced Thursday 4-pack of tickets, available online only, and get four tickets for only $60. Special rates for groups with ten or more are also available.



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