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“Holiday One-Acts Festival”

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
Gateway Players Theatre Presents on three evenings, beginning Dec. 2
Performance dates are December 2 & 3 at 7:30pm and December 4 at 2pm. This production is part of our New Director’s Workshop. The three directors will be Lynn Boucher, Patrick Bracken and Joe Sawyer, and they are being mentored by Lou-Ellen Corkum, Mary Gahagan and Carole Hayes. Barbara Day is the producer. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and youth, and available for purchase by calling 508-764-4531. Online ticket sales will be available shortly at:

The cast includes: Cole Carron, Jason Czernich, Jim Piehl and Sierra Trudel for "Nativity" directed by Patrick Bracken. Luis Aviles, Jason Czernich, Dennis Gahagan and Angela Grove for "Dust of the Road" directed by Joseph Sawyer. Charles Alan, Jason Czernich and Robyn Spain for "Magic Flowers" directed by Lynn Boucher.

Play synopsis:

Dust of the Road by Kenneth Sawyer Goodman.
Peter and Prudence are surprised by the entrance of a tramp. Peter has had entrusted to him thirty one hundred dollars which he is tempted to keep. On the dawn of Christmas day, Peter and Prudence rejoice in a new happiness that comes of honesty.

Nativity by Matt Hoverman.
Two strangers (one dressed as Mary, the other as Joseph for separate upcoming holiday pageants) meet in the waiting room of the Bethlehem, PA Fertility Clinic one Christmas Morning. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Magic Flowers by Bill Sterritt.
Amanda is a Scrooge-type ad executive who hates Christmas. A homeless man convinces her to buy flowers, which will bring her love, and then she has a visitor appear at her door. This sweetly romantic comedy rounds out the one-acts trio.