St. Paul Players
St. Paul Lutheran Church [Reading]
Directed by Randy Blake
Produced by Cindy Mayhugh & Sarah Papin
Cast: Kaitlin Otto as Claire, Andrew Schiltz as George, Michelle Cockerman as Irene, Owen Kelm as Larry, Nate Huitger as Abbott, Molly Simons as Mary, Meredith Conner as Vilma, Kelly Hale as Philip & Carroll Mayhugh as Inspector Abernathy
All Claire Finley wants is the perfect Christmas. She’s hired the celebrated gourmet chef Vilma Hasenpfeffer to prepare her famous Hasenpfeffer Hollandaise Sauce for her dinner guests — the new vicar and his very pregnant wife, Mary.
Unfortunately, however, the chef is late, the guests are early and there are burglars loose in the neighborhood. To top it all off, Claire’s father has been hit on the head (with the crèche, no less!) And thinks he’s the leading man in all of the West End theatre productions of the last 30 years! With the help of her quirky brother George, Claire tries to keep everything together as it continues to unravel in this sidesplitting British farce reminiscent of Arsenic and Old Lace.
Once the mayhem dies down and the mixed-up identities unscramble, the true Christmas spirit shines bright in a surprise ending which involves transformation, forgiveness, and a beautiful new beginning!
- Fri-Sat, Dec. 6-7 at 6:15pm
- Sun, Dec. 8 at 12:15pm
- Fri-Sat, Dec. 13-14 at 6:15pm