Palestine, Texas- Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Palestine Community Theatre will present FrUiTcAkEs December 10-13, at the Historic Texas Theatre, sponsored by Mary Alice Largent of Landmark Realty.
FrUiTCaKeS is a moving story of understanding and reconciliation. A young boy has run away from home and has come as far as his money will take him. He lands in a little town where he firsts believes the locals are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but he quickly comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town.
“FrUiTcAkEs reminds us that everyone has struggles, and how the holidays tend to highlight them. It also reminds us of the importance of friends and family and the special bonds shared among them,” said marketing manager Dana Goolsby.
The curtain will open at the Texas Theatre, Thursday, December 10, at 7:30p.m. for FrUiTcAkEs. Doors will open at 6:30p.m. for a complimentary reception. FrUiTcAkEs will run Thursday through Sunday, with Thursday through Saturday performances beginning at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m.
Tickets are $10 for students (age 4-12) and $15 for Adults. Tickets may be purchased locally at the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, Palestine Visitor Center, Dogwood Diner, Blake Furniture, and Discount Pools. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.OutHouseTickets.com.