Masquers Theater in Soap Lake presents The Rented Christmas
A warm story for the holiday seasonV Gallery
Based on the short story by J. Lillian Vandervere, the story of how John Dale’s rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned, makes this a warm story for the holiday season.
The Rented Christmas is directed by Masquers veteran Stacey Bresee and assisted by her daughter Rebekah Bresee.
John Dale (Jesse Huntwork) hasn’t enjoyed a ’real Christmas’ for years. So, on the spur of the moment, he decides to ’rent’ a Christmas from Anne Weston (Jessica Hogge), who owns the local rent shop.
Anne is at first flustered with the requirements: a tree with presents, Christmas carols and also a wife and five children. Anne feels she has solved the problem of a Christmas family by calling the actors’ guild. But the young actors come down with the measles so she turns to the local orphanage. When the guild can’t locate a ’mother,’ Anne steps in to play the role herself.
With the help of John's housekeepers Bridget (Marla Allsopp) and Martha (Karyn Becker), Anne hopes to deliver the spirit of Christmas as ordered!
Show dates for The Rented Christmas are Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, Friday's @ 7:00 pm and Saturday's & Sunday's @ 2:00 pm.
Purchase tickets online or call the box office (509) 246-2611 for more information.