The Christmas Spirit

Repeats every day until Sat Dec 08 2018 .
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre, 95 Allandale Road

The St. John's Players present 'The Christmas Spirit' by Frederick Stroppel, directed by Louise Kearley.

'The Christmas Spirit' is a clever retelling of 'Death Takes A Holiday.' It's early Christmas morning and Death has come to take Julia Dowling to the promised land but she's not ready to go yet! She talks him into giving her more time and invites him to Christmas dinner, something she hasn't done in years. Now she has to organize a Christmas celebration straight out of 'It's A Wonderful Life'. She has to round up her estranged family, cook a tradtional dinner and hopefully sway Death from taking her. The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest- and Death, masquerading as human, singing carols and drinking egg nog. As the day progresses, old resentments surface, new connections are made, and everyone, even Death, feels the magic of the Christmas spirit. Hilarious, tragic and deeply poignant, 'The Christmas Spirit' is a touching look at the things that really make life worth living. 

Performing Dec 5-8 at 8 pm Barbara Barrett Theatre, Arts and Culture Centre 

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* Not recommended for children