'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
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.