One - Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix Theatre Artists and Company One will join to present the Boston premiere of the Southern holiday farce,"Christmas Belles," at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre from December 4 - 19. The production follows last season's successful collaboration, "The Superheroine Monologues."
It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos.
When Frankie lets slip a family secret that's been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas the citizens of Fayro will never forget.
"Christmas Belles" is written by Jessie
Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The three
playwrights have impressive lists of credits: Jessie Jones co-authored
the play, "Dearly Departed," as well as its
screen adaptation, "Kingdom Come;" Nicholas
Hope won the Texas New Playwright's Festival for his
first play, "A Friend Of The Family" and was
Director of Casting for ABC Television in Los Angeles;
and North Carolina native Jamie Wooten has written and produced nearly
four hundred episodes of network television, including four seasons on
the classic series, "The Golden Girls." All
three playwrights were born and raised in the pre-Walmart South and proudly
proclaim their heritage.
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre is located at 949 Commonwealth Avenue. For ticket and information, call 866-811-4111.
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