Christmas comedy comes to Indiana Avenue

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By Natasha Colbaugh

Tickets have sold out for the only showing of “A Cricket County City Christmas.”

The comedy dinner theater at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church this Friday will feature local actors, some deputing for the first time on stage.

The script was taken from a playhouse company and features two related families coming together for the holidays with very different personalities.

Drama and church music director Charlene Partin said the play is similar to the television show Beverly Hillbillies. A simple country family goes to visit their high society cousins in the city. The plot develops as the two families differ in many ways, said Partin.

The play began rehearsal in October. Local actors include Shane Carny, Teresa Bowman, Traci Chambers, Larry Parks and Mike Starrett. Twelve well-developed characters will have the audience rolling in the isles come Friday, said Partin.

The one time only show had sold 213 tickets on Tuesday, with ticket sales coming to an end on Wednesday.

In the large church auditorium a full meal will be provided to those attending. At the close of dinner, the play will begin.

Partin said those attending should sit back, relax and get ready to laugh.

“Just have a great time because it is really funny,” said Partin.