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Two holiday plays from DRAMA 911

Dec. 16 and 17
By Lars Trodson | Dec 16, 2013
Photo by: Jo-Ann Seddon DRAMA 911 will be presenting two holiday plays at the Harbor Church on Dec. 16 and 17. The actors shown rehearsing Tuesday are, from left in the back: Moira O’Neill, Ruby Crawford, Jake Douglas, Julia Gasner, and Alcy Stiepock MacKay. Front row from left: Fiona Crawford, Mikhaela Brown-Padien, Mary Conant, and Jacques Boudreau.

DRAMA 911, the island’s after-school theater group, will be presenting two holiday plays next week at the Harbor Church.

Set down the dates: “Away in the Manger” and “Christmas Belles” have a two-day schedule, Dec. 16 and 17, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

“Away In the Manger,” which is the shorter of the two, is described as a “totally offbeat take on the traditional manger scene.”

“We are thrilled to have some very daring teachers from the Block Island School join the kids in this skit,” said Drama 911 founder Andre Boudreau. Those teachers include Mark Mollicone, the school’s shop teacher.

“Christmas Belles” is a play within a play that tells the story of three middle-aged sisters putting on a Christmas program at a local church in the South, only to have the whole production fall apart around them.

“The main characters are all older women, and it has been a thrill to watch how the kids interpret older adults and how they react in times of crisis,” said Boudreau. “I’m ecstatic at how this year’s Christmas show is turning out and there is no doubt the DRAMA 911 players are going to put on a show that nobody will soon forget.”

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