The Crothersville Town Players will present the Roger Devoisin children’s classic Petunia’s Christmas as a dinner theatre this Friday, Dec. 13 at Hamacher Hall.
The doors open to Hamacher Hall at 6:00, with the meal being served at 6:30.
Roger Duvoisin authored and illustrated 40 books, including five books about Petunia Goose have become classics in children’s liturature. Duvoisin was also a distinguished magazine illustrator and an important New Yorker cover artist during the 1930’s.
Petunia’s Christmas is a whimsical tale about an irrepressible goose that employs all of her wiles to prevent a handsome gander from the neighboring farm from being served as the main course at Christmas Dinner. Petunia goes to great lengths to prove that love conquers all.
This year’s presentation is under the direction of Brenda Holzworth, a retired Crothersville school teacher. “I have always loved this children’s story, and have read it to many different ages.”
The cast includes; The Narrator, Eunice Lacey; Petunia, Bayleigh North; Charles the handsome gander, Brayden Growe. The farmers are played by Linda Seals, Kim Mains, Jonathon Bowman, and Klarissa Wilburn.
The dinner menu is tossed salad, holiday ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, assorted desserts, iced tea, and lemonade.
Tickets are available for purchase at a cost of $15.
Immediately following Friday’s performance will be a Christmas Auction, conducted by local auctioneer, Terry Prine. The auction will include Holiday Decorations, Crothersville Souvenirs, and last minute gift ideas.
The playhouse for the Crothersville Town Players is located at Hamacher Hall, 211 East Howard Street.