Playmakers present the joy of Christmas tonightPublished 12:13am Saturday, December 14, 2013
The Washington High School Playmakers will present two one-act plays to usher in the holidays. Tonight’s show starts at 7 p.m.
“A Night of Winter One-Acts” is a part of the Playmakers’ Family Theatre Night, which aims to offer an inexpensive night of entertainment appropriate for all ages.
Tickets are $3. Children under 5 years old get in free.
“It’s a pretty good value for the money,” said R. Travis Carter, director of the play.
The first play, “Soapy Smith’s Winter Wish,” is an adaptation of an O. Henry short story about a homeless man who tries to get arrested in order to spend a cold winter in a cell.
“Things go terribly wrong for him because everything he tries backfires,” Carter said. “It is an enjoyable look at how what we want may not be what life wants for us.”
The second play is “Last Stop till Christmas” by Pat Cook. The play is about a group of people at a bus stop who find the joy of giving at Christmas, Carter said.
“It is a heartwarming tale that brings out the magic of this time of the year,” he added.
Tickets area available at the door.