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The Rented Christmas

The Rented Christmas

Written By: Norman C. Ahern, Jr. and Yvonne Ahern
Published By: Pioneer Drama Services, Inc.
Production Date: December 6 & 7, 2008
Location: The Byng Community Theater

Director: Josh Kozlowski
Assistant Director / Technical Director: Brandon Byng

John Dale hasn’t enjoyed a “real Christmas” for years. So, on the spur of the moment, he decides to “rent” a Christmas from Anne Weston, who owns the local rent shop. Anne is at first flustered with the requirements: a tree with presents, Christmas carols and also a wife and five children. Anne feels she has solved the problem of a Christmas family by calling the actors’ guild. But the young actors come down with the measles so she turns to the local orphanage. When the guild can’t locate a “mother,” Anne steps in to play the role herself. Based on the short story by J. Lillian Vandervere, the story of how John Dale’s rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned makes this a warm story for the holiday season.

Original Cast:
Anne Weston………………………………………………………………….Stephanie Sheedy
Jimmy……………………………………………………………………………….Logan Konitzer
John Dale……………………………………………………………………………Brandon Byng
Bridget……………………………………………………………………………..Linda Druckrey
Martha……………………………………………………………………………………Diane Sohr
Jean………………………………………………………………………………….Erin Thompson
Cynthia……………………………………………………………………………………Talor Sohr
Willie…………………………………………………………………………………Drew Demeny
Lettie……………………………………………………………………………………….Leah Sohr
Mrs. Alice Lindsey………………………………………………………………Kris Thompson
Fred……………………………………………………………………………………….Peter Budz
Christmas Carolers…………………………………………………………..Amber