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'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing

Briana Sanchez / Tribune James Statz, as Vic Hanson, rehearses a scene with Denise Deaner, as Ruth Hanson, during dress rehearsal for "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas."1 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune The cast of "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" reacts when they learn the wrong thermometer was used to check the turkey. The holiday production is now on stage at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. 2 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune A buck overlooks the stage in "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" at The Barn Theatre.3 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Gio Hanson, as Abby Hanson, and Cecilia Buzzeo, as Diane Hanson, hide with other family members behind the couch when they hear a loud noise during a scene in "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas." The production is now playing on The Barn Theatre stage in downtown Willmar.4 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Andrew Benson, as Bill Hanson, rehearses a scene for "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" at The Barn Theatre in Willmar.5 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune A can of beer is out on the stage as part of a prop for "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" at The Barn Theatre.6 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Michaela Bengtson, as Lisa Hanson, rehearses a scene in "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" at The Barn Theatre.7 / 8
Briana Sanchez / Tribune James Statz, as Vic Hanson, center, settles an argument between Roger Moy, as Oliver Funke, right, and Thom Rosengren, as Ed Hanson, in a scene for "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" at The Barn Theatre.8 / 8

The Barn Theatre presents "A Mostly Minnesota Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Nov. 25-26, with 2 p.m. matinees this Sunday and again Nov. 27.

'Tis the season to be merry ... and annoyed by your family. As Bill, played by Andrew Benson, and Abby, played by Gio Hanson, prepare for Christmas in frigid northern Minnesota, long-estranged relatives start showing up on their doorstep to heal old wounds and reconcile irreconcilable differences.

Besides the surprise relatives, Abby is busy producing and directing the Christmas pageant at her church and, let's face it, bringing together one's family to celebrate Christmas never goes quite as planned.

With a "sharp tongue and a soft heart, this rollicking comedy" is a reminder of how Christmas and family go hand-in-hand, no matter what happens.

Other cast members are Jim Statz, Denise Deaner, Cecilia Buzzeo, Anthony Buzzeo, Thom Rosengren, Michaela Bengtson, Bailey Stahl, Taliah Moy and Roger Moy.

The show is directed by Jim Radloff. Technical director is Matt Hegdahl, lights and sound director is Patrick Gilmore. Costumes are by Cherry Olsen and stage manager is Evie Bartlett.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 18 and younger. Contact The Barn box office at 321 Fourth St. S.W. in downtown Willmar, 320-235-9500, or online at www.thebarntheatre.com/tickets.

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