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Step into 'An O. Henry Christmas'

by jmaloni
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm

Theatre in the Mist will present "An O. Henry Christmas" from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8 at the Stella Niagara stage, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston.

In an abandoned New York City lot circa 1893, a group of homeless friends gather for warmth around a trash can fire on Christmas Eve - a cynical artist, a doctor who can't forgive himself for a tragic mistake, a desperately ill young woman, a high-spirited pickpocket, and a once promising Harvard graduate turned alcoholic. The biting cold and a harassing police officer add to the night's bitterness until an unusual stranger, a teller of beautiful stories, mysteriously arrives. This clever storyteller lifts the cast of forlorn comrades from their plight and alters the course of their lives forever. Adapted from the works of O. Henry, this play uses humor and clear, poignant language to reveal each character's transformation. In this uplifting seasonal tale, it allows the audience to rediscover the spirit of Christmas.

Performances will be: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are: Adults $15; students/seniors (62-plus) $13; children (12 and under) $7.

For more information, visit www.theatreinthemist.org or call toll free 1-877-856-0694.

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