Holiday comedy kicks off Stage West’s ninth season

  • Thu Nov 29th, 2018 10:53am
  • Life

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By Scott D. Johnston

Stage West Community Theatre opens its ninth season Friday, Nov. 30, with the holiday comedy, “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas.” A North Coast non-profit that is dedicated to keeping local theater alive, the volunteer group presents multiple productions each year at the Ocean Shores Lions Club, 832 Ocean Shores Blvd. NW.

A “southern-fried Yuletide in Doublewide,” the play by the Jones Hope Wooten writing team runs Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. with doors open at 1:30.

Tickets are available online at www.stagewestcommunitytheatre.org, and at Dolores and Fay’s, Mocha Madness, Ocean Shores Animal Hospital, and the Ocean Shores Visitor Center.

The authors of previous Stage West productions “The Savannah Sipping Society” and “The Dixie Swim Club” have intrigue and possible scandal brewing in the brand new town of Doublewide, Texas. Along the way, the locals take on the “big guys” at the County, create a “Nativity at the Alamo” display to compete in the “Battle of the Mangers,” wage war with raccoons and participate in other craziness.

Co-director Lorraine Harding hooted, “By the time this full-tilt rocket ride of lunacy climaxes in a what-else-can-go-wrong live television presentation, you’ll have doubled your Christmas spirit at this hilarious show.”

Co-directed by Rich Smith, Stage West welcomes back veterans Stacy Steele, Pamela Nygaard, Anna Frazier, Erin Lee, Melanie Emry, and Bryan Blackburn, and newcomers Tara Castle and David Done.

Stage West offers volunteer opportunities for actors, musicians, directors, set creators, stage managers, web and social media promotion, and performance help for all ages and levels of experience. More information is available at their website.