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Dickens' OTHER Christmas Story!

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CHILDREN'S SHOW
DECEMBER 6-16, 2012
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Directed by Hannah Steblay-Olson

Pirates! Heroes! Villains! Crickets? This Dickens’ Christmas story has all the elements of a great adventure. Will the miserly toy store owner succeed with his evil plans? A lucky cricket appears on the hearth and brings renewed hope and a Christmas miracle!

Craig Sodaro adapted this tale of love and redemption into a fun hour-long show for children and families.

(Family Friendly)

Tickets: $12 Regular, $10 Senior/Student

More about the play

NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
A cricket on the hearth brings good luck and a happy house!" Or so the saying goes in this wonderful story written in 1845 by Charles Dickens. A series of three Christmas stories, this one being the most sentimental and well received in the mid 1800's, "Cricket" allows us to celebrate that which is most important around the holiday season and reminds us to be thankful for what we do have. The subtitle smartly sums up the essence of this story, stating that The Cricket on the Hearth is A Fairy Tale of Home. And indeed it is most certainly outlined as many of our favorite fairy tales are. The story is brimming with symbolic and larger than life characters including heroes, ingénues, and miserly villains. They are exaggerated versions of our mothers, uncles, our nasty teachers, that homeless man you walk by on your way home, our first loves, and our selves. Stories like The Cricket on the Hearth remind us of what we should be paying attention to this holiday season, not the media and overly saturated commercial Christmas industry, but our good fortune to be alive and have people we love around us.

SCHOOL GROUP MATINEES
DECEMBER 12, Wednesday (10:00AM & 1:00PM)
$6 General Admission Tickets and Reserved School Groups Only
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Performances

Dec 6, Thurs (7:30 pm)
>$6 Preview

Dec 7, Fri (7:30 pm)
LIMITED SEATING

Dec 8, Sat (2:00 pm)
LIMITED SEATING

Dec 8, Sat (7:30 pm)
LIMITED SEATING

Dec 9, Sun (2:00 pm)
>General admission, pay-what-you-can tickets at the door
>Post-show artist discussion

LIMITED SEATING

Dec 12, Wed (10:00 am)
>School group matinee
General Admission - open to the public

Dec 12, Wed (1:00 pm)
>School group matinee

General Admission - open to the public

Dec 14, Fri (7:30 pm)
LIMITED SEATING

Dec 15, Sat (2:00 pm)
LIMITED SEATING

Dec 15, Sat (7:30 pm)

Dec 16, Sun (2:00 pm)
>ASL-Interpreted (with two week's notice)
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