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Texas Theatre Getting Into the Holiday Spirit for Christmas Performance and Historic Home Tour

Texas Theatre Getting Into the Holiday Spirit for Christmas Performance and Historic Home Tour

PALESTINE- This holiday season, Palestine Community Theatre (PCT) is stuffing your stocking with entertainment! PCT will bring “A Christmas Carol,” adapted for the stage by Palestine native Gerry Don Goodwin, to the Historic Texas Theatre for a one-weekend-only performance December 7, 8, and 9. Before the Friday and Saturday performance of a Christmas Carol guest are invited to tour both floors of the historic home of PCT board members Michael and Amelia Cook for a Wine and Wassail Tour and Pre Show fundraiser for the theatre. The Cook family recently finished an 18 month makeover/ renovation on their beautiful historic home, located on Cedar street, with local contractor Cesar Acevedo.

Join PCT for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live music and fabulous décor at the historic home of Michael and Amelia Cook and get into the Christmas spirit December 7-8, from 5-7 p.m. before the curtains open at the Texas. Pianist Kevin Guinn will be performing along with local vocalists during the Wine and Wassail Tour of the 1898 colonial home. Tickets are only $25 and include your tour of the home, meal, drinks & ticket to the show! The Wine and Wassail tickets are very limited and will be sold on a first come basis. Call Education Unlimited at (903) 723-8383 for more information.

Gerry Goodwin has spent the last year crafting his adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” and is excited to see it come to life at the Texas. Goodwin has performed in 12 productions at the Texas and is excited to bring his adaptation of this classic tale to the stage as the director.

Goodwin’s adaptation embraces Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” about Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who believes that Christmas is just an excuse for people to miss work and for idle people to expect handouts. He doesn’t believe in all of the good cheer and charity that the season promotes, and he makes sure everyone knows it. Then one night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business associate, Jacob Marley—a man who was as greedy and cold as Scrooge is. Three ghosts visit Scrooge successively: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. They show Scrooge his error in valuing money over people. Scrooge is frightened by the bleak picture of his life and promises to change his ways. He awakes on Christmas morning a new man and carries the spirit of Christmas with him all the year round!

“A Christmas Carol” is sponsored by Mary Alice Largent and Improving Palestine Downtown Neighborhood Association. The Wine and Wassail Tour and Pre Show is sponsored by Xi Alpha Gamma Lambda. Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Wine and Wassail Tour and Pre Show tickets are $25, and includes tour, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a ticket to “A Christmas Carol” at the TEXAS Theatre.

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