A Nice Family Christmas

By Phil Olson

Directed by Mel Wilson


~~ Performances ~~

Dec 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2019

Doors open at 7PM, Showtime 7:30 PM

Dec 9, 2019
Doors open at 1:30 PM, Showtime 2PM


Tickets will go on sale November 25, and are $12.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting November 25, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.


AUDITION DETAILS
Sep 21 & 22 from 7 PM to 9 PM
Parts Available:  3 men, 4 women

It’s Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas – his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother, and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material. One by one, we learn each family member’s secrets, problems, and dysfunctions, and when they learn that he’s writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan. The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?


 
Role Description
Carl Age 20's - 30's. The middle brother. Grew up in the shadow of his older brother, Michael, the doctor. Has a little inferiority complex toward Michael. He writes a column for the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper.
Mom Age 50's - 60's. Very nice. Always putting on a happy face, her goal is to keep the peace and get thru the family event without incident. Mom’s husband, Carl (senior), died three years ago. She's doing her best to get over the loss and keep everyone happy.
Grandma Age 70's - 80's. A real character. Grew up in a one room house with 10 brothers and sister on a farm in northern North Dakota. Had a very tough life growing up. She is tough as nails, and wants everyone else to be, too. Think Estelle Getty on "The Golden Girls."
Michael Age 20's - 30's. The older brother. The doctor. A little nerdy. Wears a bow tie. The favorite son, at least at first. He’s a little self absorbed, a little blind to what he needs to do to keep his marriage to Jill, his wife, intact.
Stacy Age 20's - 30's. The younger sister. Nice. Kind of a wholesome innocence, even given what we learn about her. Overlooked, but not angry about it.
Uncle Bob Age 50's - 60's. A partier. Fun loving. Has an agenda. Everyone has a crazy Uncle Bob.
Jill Age 20's - 30's. Michael's trophy wife. Emotional from being hormonal. Sometimes a little spacey. The only one who seems to understand Grandma’s crazy sayings.



Who's Who in the Cast and Crew

 
Cast
Role Actor
Carl
Mom
Grandma
Michael
Stacy
Uncle Bob
Jill
Production Staff
Stage Manager
Stage Crew
Props
Lights
Sound
Set Design/Construction
Costumes
Makeup
Hair

Approach

Our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun. We are excited to be performing weekly and hope to see you soon at a show – take a look at our calendar, or just drop us a line.