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Love Street Playhouse brings a holiday madcap adventure

‘The Farndale Avenue … Christmas Carol’ to be performed Nov. 30-Dec. 16

WOODLAND — Tis the season to be jolly this December at Love Street Playhouse. And what better way to celebrate the season and capture the spirit of this joyous holiday than with the classic tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as Love Street presents its next production, “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Production of A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.

Tiny Tim and Scrooge come to Love Street Playhouse this Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. The Farndale Avenue…Christmas Carol with Corrie Graham of Ridgefield as Tiny Tim (and many other characters), and Kim Dewey of Vancouver as Scrooge. Tickets at lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode
Tiny Tim and Scrooge come to Love Street Playhouse this Nov. 30 through Dec. 16. The Farndale Avenue…Christmas Carol with Corrie Graham of Ridgefield as Tiny Tim (and many other characters), and Kim Dewey of Vancouver as Scrooge. Tickets at lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode

The production will be playing Nov. 30 – Dec. 16, at Love Street Playhouse, 126 Loves Avenue, Woodland. Single tickets start at $20 and are on sale now by visiting the website at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com.

Scrooge (played by Kimberly Dewey) waits impatiently while bumbling Bob Cratchit (far right, played by Lorraine Little of Longview), and stuffy nephew Fred (played by Carinda Washburn of Vancouver) attempt to pour tea in “The Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol” at Love Street Playhouse this Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Tickets at lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode
Scrooge (played by Kimberly Dewey) waits impatiently while bumbling Bob Cratchit (far right, played by Lorraine Little of Longview), and stuffy nephew Fred (played by Carinda Washburn of Vancouver) attempt to pour tea in “The Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol” at Love Street Playhouse this Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Tickets at lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode

The classic Dickens Tale loosely told by the Farndale Avenue Women’s Guild, when and if they can remember their lines, presents a hilarious and dizzying array of characters whose fracturing portrayal of these classic characters will have you rejoicing this Christmas with outbursts of hysterical laughter. It’s a madcap adventure told by the women of the Guild whose acting egos certainly surpass their respective talents and whose bickering between the lines will have you howling aloud.

Scrooge (played by Kimberly Dewey of Vancouver, whose main character is the prima donna actress named Thelma) hams it up in this madcap adventure told by the women of the Guild whose acting egos certainly surpass their respective talents and whose bickering between the lines will have you howling out loud. Love Street Playhouse presents “The Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol” November 30-December 16. Tickets at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode
Scrooge (played by Kimberly Dewey of Vancouver, whose main character is the prima donna actress named Thelma) hams it up in this madcap adventure told by the women of the Guild whose acting egos certainly surpass their respective talents and whose bickering between the lines will have you howling out loud. Love Street Playhouse presents “The Farndale Avenue Christmas Carol” November 30-December 16. Tickets at www.lovestreetplayhouse.com. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode

But it doesn’t stop there! Oh no, it’s a personal battle for supremacy and their one-upmanship will not only bring down the house but parts of the set as well. The hijinks are abundant as they trip over each others lines, remind each other of their prowess and trip each other up with pratfalls, flying planes and anything else that isn’t nailed to the ground. It’s a fun Christmas adventure that will start your Christmas season with great joy!  

Mrs. Reece (played by Corrie Graham of Ridgefield) entertains the audience with a game of charades, Christmas Carol sing-alongs and a PA system that won’t cooperate throughout the performance. The hijinks are abundant as they trip over each others lines, remind each other of their prowess and trip each other up with pratfalls, flying planes and anything else that isn’t nailed to the ground. Playing at Love Street Playhouse this Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode
Mrs. Reece (played by Corrie Graham of Ridgefield) entertains the audience with a game of charades, Christmas Carol sing-alongs and a PA system that won’t cooperate throughout the performance. The hijinks are abundant as they trip over each others lines, remind each other of their prowess and trip each other up with pratfalls, flying planes and anything else that isn’t nailed to the ground. Playing at Love Street Playhouse this Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Photo courtesy of Mike Patnode

The cast

Sharon Mann of Vancouver directs this cast of veteran actors; Kimberly Dewey (Vancouver) will be playing Scrooge, joined by Corrie Graham (Ridgefield) as Tiny Tim, Lorraine Little (Longview) as Bob Cratchit, Christopher Cleveland (Vancouver) as Mrs. Cratchit, and Carinda Washburn (Vancouver) as Scrooge’s nephew Fred.

The team

The creative team includes Sharon Mann of Vancouver (Director), Love Street owner and artistic director Melinda Pallotta (Costume and Sound Design), Managing Director Lou Pallotta (Set and Theatre Construction), David Bareford (Violence Design), and Mikail Nordquist of Longview (Lighting Design).

Single tickets to “Farndale Avenue…Christmas Carol” start at $20 and are on sale now to the general public. Tickets can be purchased online at www.LoveStreetPlayhouse.com or by phone at (800) 966-8865. Performances run Nov. 30-Dec. 16. Performance times: Fri., Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Local business sponsors and advertisers contributing to the Love Street Playhouse include the Port of Woodland, Columbia Bank, Woodland Truck Line, Conkle Properties, LLC of Lake Oswego, Lou Pallotta of Chianti Club Productions, S & V Tax Service in Longview, Business Cents NW, Columbia River Carbonates in Woodland, Maple Ridge BnB operated by Tim and Lee Welch of Woodland, Lelooska Foundation, Erica Rodman of Woodland Real Estate, Holland America Flowers, Benno and Klazina Dobbe of Woodland, Sproos, Woodland Care Center, State Farm Insurance of Woodland and Last Frontier Casino in La Center.

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