When: Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30pm reception with wine and bites/7:30pm curtain
Where: The Players at Barker Playhouse (400 Benefit St., Providence)
Admission: $25 (proceeds from all ticket sales to benefit RIHS)
In this play by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joan Dillenback, Julia Dowling has an unexpected visitor who intends to escort her off to the afterlife. Infusing comedy into the classic Death Takes a Holiday, The Christmas Spirit is set in contemporary Long Island. Julia persuades Death to give her one more day to enjoy Christmas and invites him to be her guest at a festive party. The next day, the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest, and Death masquerading as a human, singing carols and drinking egg nog. Moments of high farce, drama, and even romance arise as bright holiday fantasies collide with a not so merry reality.
This special presentation is a benefit for the RIHS, and includes a pre-performance private reception in the theater, with wine and bites! Click here for tickets, or contact Development Officer Corinne Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 331-8575 x135.