Sedona AZ (November 5, 2019) – Emerson Theater Collaborative, in cooperation with the City of Sedona, Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, Accord Hospice and Sedona United Methodist Church presents playwright Greg Oliver Bodine’s Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play at Sedona United Methodist Church, December 5-7 and 13-15, 2019.
It’s Christmas Eve in America’s heartland and radio host Bjorn Gundlarrsen is preparing for the telethon performance that will keep his tiny polka station afloat. Unfortunately, the prize troupe of British actors he’s hired has all fallen ill due to a dastardly combination of indigestible foreign meats. With time running out, will Bjorn be able to replace them in time and save the show? After all, it’s not like Christmas is known for miracles…Christmas Thieves will delight audiences of all ages.
In addition, ETC will present two short plays taken straight from the radio show days of old: The Shadow: Joey’s Christmas Story and Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Christmas Bride.
In The Shadow: Joey’s Christmas Story, Lamont and Margo help the family of a paperboy whose father committed a crime out of desperation so his family could have a nice holiday.
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Christmas Bride gives Holmes and Watson the ETC treatment in this festive holiday-themed episode. Ghosts, imposters and singing vicars are running amok – can the World’s Greatest Detective solve the mystery before Christmas is ruined forever?
Christmas Thieves is produced by Camilla Ross and directed by Breinne Reeder. The cast of local Sedona actors includes Lisa Schatz Glinsky, Gale Grove, Mitch McDermott, Brad Roberts and Joan Westmoreland. Also featured are Sedona youth actors Zen Polansky and Gianna Wilson as well as Flagstaff actors Jason T. Craig and Audrey Young. Performances are presented by special arrangement of Playscripts, Inc. and made possible by a grant from the City of Sedona.
All shows will be at Sedona United Methodist Church, 110 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona AZ 86336. Tickets may be available at the door. They can be purchased online in advance at bit.ly/ETCHolidayFun. Show times are December 5, 6, 7, 13 & 14 at 7 p.m. and December 15 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $25. Seniors and students are $20.
For more information, call 860-705-9711 or visit emersontheatercollaborative.
In “Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Christmas Bride” who is performing the Sherlock Holmes role, please?