Civic theater holding back-to-back shows next week

Published on Monday, 19 August 2013 23:17 - Written by Staff Reports

It’ll be a bit of Christmas in August as Edom Civic Theatre continues its 17th season with back-to-back performances of “Christmas Belles” next week.

The infamous Futrelle Sisters are once again thrust into the spotlight as they prepare for their church’s annual Christmas program. Of course, this being the small, Texas town of Fayro, their production spins out of control as family secrets, squabbling sisters and a surly Santa all collide in comic fashion. There’s still plenty of heart, though, as the sisters pull together to present one memorable Christmas play.

“Christmas Belles” and in particular the Futrelle Sisters will be familiar faces to theater patrons as they are recurring characters in the plays of Jessie Jones, Nicolas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Edom Civic Theatre veterans Vickie Tindall, Linda Parker Rollins and Mary Ann Garrett will reprise their roles as the Futrelle Sisters — Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, respectively. Other cast members will include Lee Shults as nosy town florist, Geneva and Jim Tindall as Frankie’s husband, Dub Dubberly. Gracie Harmon and Texas Desselles play G.J. and Justin, Eddie Pirtle is John Curtis, the deputy sheriff. Diann Deselles is the town society matron, Patsy Price; and Jamie Shults and Lloyd Smith introduce two new characters, Rhonda Lynn and Raynerd, employees of the Dairy Dog.

“Christmas Belles” is directed by Mary Scott and Lee Shults.

Tickets for “Christmas Belles” are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors and children. For reservations, call Murlene Wommack at 903-469-3277. Performances will be held Aug. 30 and 31 at the Edom Community Center.