The River City Community Players will showcase talented youth this weekend in its annual Christmas show.
Approximately 50 children will present “Saving Mr. Winslow’s Christmas Tree Farm” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 500 Delaware St.
The show is comprised of children 5-14 years old.
Tickets for the one-hour show are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.
The play is set in the late 1950s when people began buying artificial Christmas trees. Mr. Winslow owns a Christmas tree farm, and his livelihood is threatened by this new interest.
Santa’s elves find out about the dilemma and set about rekindling a nostalgic Christmas spirit in the community.
The show was written by Nancy Mazzia, a longtime volunteer with the River City Community Players. She is also the costume manager for most of the shows at the Performing Arts Center.
Sara Barber is directing the play. She said the children have done well in rehearsals.
“It’s a cute show,” Barber said. “It’s entertaining and heartwarming. People who come will enjoy it.”
The show will include the children singing Christmas carols as well as several performances by members of the Deena Shroyer School of Dance.
This weekend’s shows will conclude the season for the River City Community Players.
But the next season is not far away. Auditions for the musical “Gilligan’s Island” begin in early January. The play will be shown in late February and early March.