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‘Christmas Belles’ coming this weekend

Opening Thursday, Nov. 19 and running Nov. 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m., the Adams County Arts Council will present a side-splitting live play “Christmas Belles”, at the Oliver School Theater, located at 3964 Wheat Ridge Road in West Union.

Tickets are on sale now for $8. Order by calling Bonnie Harover at Mosier Furniture and Appliance of West Union at 937-544-2711. Don’t miss this play – all of your friends will be talking about it until Easter.

The cast and crew are all Adams Countians except one: Betsy Miskell as the hard-charging floral shop owner Geneva; Davina Cooper as Honey Raye, new director of the Christmas Pageant; Randalyn Worley as the naive but compassionate Futrelle niece; Ken Smith as the self-important deputy sheriff of Fayro County, Texas; Robyn Reed as Twink Futrelle, the jilted, vengeful arsonist sister; Kris Blanton as Dub who has married into the Futrelles (ever had a kidney stone?); Jessica Huxmann, the twice pregnant twice Futrelle sister; Catherine Miller as Rhonda Lynn , the big strong surprise; Stephen Caraway as the devout novice pastor put to the test; Phil Miskell as the wagon toting half or three fourths wit, Raynard and Shirley Manley, the stuck up, rich (Lady) Patsy Price.

Michael Roberts directs the production; Paulette Roberts and Sally White stage manage; Scott Miller provides the technical; Angel McIlwain does programs; Cami Latham and Pete Lewis are the stage crew.

Geneva (Betsy Miskell), left, squares off with arch rival Honey Raye (Davina Cooper) in a fight for control over the church Christmas program at the Tabernacle of the Lamb in a scene from “Christmas Belles”, coming this weekend from the Adams County Arts Council.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Belles.jpgGeneva (Betsy Miskell), left, squares off with arch rival Honey Raye (Davina Cooper) in a fight for control over the church Christmas program at the Tabernacle of the Lamb in a scene from “Christmas Belles”, coming this weekend from the Adams County Arts Council. Submitted photo

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