OCP ringing in the season with “Christmas Belles”
Spend Christmas with the Futrelle Sisters in Fayro, Texas; on stage at the Orange Community Playhouse. Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye put the fun in dysfunctional as the trio and their families survive Christmas Eve.
Frankie, miserable, and very overdue with her second set of twins takes it out on husband, Dub, played by John Hall, who has his own problems–passing a kidney stone.
Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program is in jeopardy as shepherds, angels and other characters are dropping like flies from food poisoning at the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. Honey Raye, played by Jan Freeman tries to hold it together as a first time director while plagued with hot flashes and constant takeover attempts by Miss Geneva, played by Laura Kimball, who had directed the production for the last 27 years.
Twink, played by Kelly Wade, jailed when accidentally burning half the town, is out for revenge on the ex-fiancé who jilted her.
Almost the entire original cast returned to Fayro with the exception of Shelly Fair as Frankie. Skylar Huckaby joined the production in Frankie’s roll.
It’s a mad romp on a holiday mis-adventure with relative surprises, unusual proposals and Elvis!
Directed by Codie Vásquez, the cast also includes: Theresa Cronin, Jade Hollier, Taylor Pousson, Rico Vásquez, Jody Chesson, Ben Irene Frederick and Bobby Orta-understudy.
The curtain rises on “Christmas Belles” at 7:37 p.m., Dec. 3-4, 10-12 A special matinee performance will be at 2:37 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations are required and can be made by leaving a message at 882-9137. The Orange Community Playhouse is located at 708 W. Division Ave.
In observation of the holidays, they invite you to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock Orange Christian Services’ pantry.