Sunday, 12/19/2021 @ 2 PM
Sunday, 12/19/2021 @ 6 PM
Monday, 12/20/2021 @ 6 PM
@ the Crowley County High School Auditorium
$5 at the door; no charge for children not yet in school
In the spring of 2018, Crowley County High School staged the much-loved play, The Enchanted Bookshop. Well, the bookshop is back - with a very merry prequel! This time, a few of the classic book characters will be joined by a whole crew of Christmas-themed characters, including the Nutcracker Prince, the Velveteen Rabbit, the Little Match Girl, and even Ebenezer Scrooge himself!
As the play begins, it’s four days before Christmas and Miss Margie, the scatterbrained owner of the shop, is thrilled to have two very special guests — her serious-minded sister Ellen and book-loving nephew Anthony. Ellen was recently laid off from her position as an astronomy professor, and she’s certain she’ll never find a job again. Her luck changes, however, when high-tech billionaire Philip Brantley stops in at the shop and Margie convinces him to hire Ellen for his new space project. With Ellen out shopping, Margie has a brainstorm to wrap the bookmark that Philip wrote his phone number on and give it to Ellen as a Christmas present. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Ha! When the present disappears, it’s up to our come-to-life book characters to solve the mystery of the missing bookmark and save the day for Ellen — all without giving away their magical existence. It’s a hilarious, heartwarming tale that reminds us that the best gifts don’t come wrapped in pretty paper and bows. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado.