Christmas means so many different things in our community so on Friday night a group of Hospice volunteers and their friends are filling the Village Playhouse with music, dance, poetry, storytelling and a bit of comedy as they work to figure it all out.
“This whole show is about getting to the heart of Christmas,” says the show’s director, Barb Shaw. “Everyone has a different idea about this time of year but that’s the magic of Christmas and this show brings it all together to help us focus on the power of different ideas and the strength of our community.”
Shaw says the show was built on all the obvious Christmas components; like good music, good food and fellowship so guests can expect some delicious snacks during intermission and lots of time for visiting. But the show goes a bit deeper with some beautiful storytelling, poetry and inspirational moments.
Because community is one of the show’s themes, Shaw says that the whole look and feel of the show will be somewhat unexpected and audience participation will be encouraged every step of the way.
“This show is being put together by Hospice volunteers and Hospice supporters,” Shaw explains. “We’re really focused on connecting, celebrating and creating some magical moments – even if it’s just for one night.”
The audience can expect appearances by local celebrities like Barry Wannamaker, Patricia Whitlaw, Mikayla Mills, Heather Brough, Rev. Lynn Watson and many more special guests.
The Village Playhouse Christmas runs on Dec. 1st and everyone is welcome to join the celebration. Doors and the bar open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm and tickets are $15 at the door, online at bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca, at Posie’s, Hospice House, Vintage on Hastings or Harvest Moon.