Lourdes Drama Society to stage ‘Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas’Written by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas season often brings back joyous childhood memories. Few authors see the world through the eyes of children with more warmth than Robert Fulghum, author of the best-selling collection of essays “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Several of Fulghum’s musings have made their way to the stage, including the now classic “Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas.”
These beloved tales of holiday hilarity will soon make their way to Sylvania when the Lourdes University Drama Society presents its fifth annual holiday program in the Ebeid Student Center beginning Nov. 30.
Faculty adviser Keith Ramsdell is directing.
“Five years ago I started looking for a Christmas play we could produce on campus around the holidays, so I’ve literally read just about every Christmas play ever written — this one is my favorite,” Ramsdell said. “Fortunately the playwrights who adapted Fulghum’s work for the stage did an excellent job both in their selection of material, as well as their development of the script, which is a mixture of dialogue and storytelling.”
Fulghum, who has participated in multiple adaptations of his work, is also a noted novelist and has been nominated for a Grammy in the spoken word category. “Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas” was adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell.
“Few holiday scripts offer a successful compromise managing to address both the humorous and serious sides of the holidays, while also incorporating the spiritual component — ‘Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas’ is one of them,” Ramsdell said. “There are several messages presented throughout the show, but consistently we’re reminded that Christmas is about more than just gifts and Santa Claus. When the show is over, I want members of the audience to drive home thinking about who and what really matters to them most during the holidays.”
The production features Danita Binkowski, Ashley Breakfield, Megan Carter, Rachel Esposito, Kelly Fandrey, Courtney Gilliland, Emily Green, Amanda Haldeman, Colleen Kummer, Paula Larsen, Al Mitchell, Megan Mockensturm, Nicole Peckham, Jordan Phelps, Brittany Potts, Tim Robinson, Morgan Rohan, Frank Saucedo, Brad Somogye and Matt Will.
General admission tickets are $8 and seniors are $5. Performances run through Dec. 2. Friday and Saturday shows open at 7 p.m. Sunday matinee begins at 2 p.m. The Ebeid Student Center is in the lower level of Delp Hall. Lourdes University is located at 6832 Convent Blvd.
For more information, visit www.lourdes.edu.