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Possum Point Players to open 'Christmas Belles' Dec. 6

Silent auction will be held during the two Saturday shows
Dec 02, 2013
Source: Submitted Rehearsing a scene from "Christmas Belles" are (l-r) Cat Timko of Georgetown, Julia Free of Seaford and Jill Lewandowski of Bridgeville.

Experience the Christmas spirit Southern-style this year. The Possum Point Players will present "Christmas Belles," a Southern holiday comedy by well-known playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. These particular playwrights have a way of capturing the Southern experience. Their plays are full of heart and so funny.

Set in Fayro, Texas, "Christmas Belles" centers on the three Futrelle sisters -Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - and an annual church Christmas program that spins hilariously out of control. It is about a journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve with squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. It’s absurd, it’s quirky, and it’s definitely funny. But at the core, it’s about family, love and acceptance - what the season is all about.

Honey Raye is played by Susan McCoy, Selbyville; Frankie by Julia Free, Seaford; and Twink by E. J. Panico, also of Seaford.

Show dates are 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14, and 2 p.m., Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15, at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Call 302-856-4560 or go to

The Possum Point Players’ Third Annual Silent Auction will be held during the two Saturday shows. Previews and prebidding will be held during the two Friday shows. These are two separate auctions with the highest bids being awarded each Saturday. New and different items will be up for bid on the second weekend.

"Christmas Belles" is produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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