ShowCase Players to present Christmas at mom’s house comedy
For Hub City Times
COLBY/ABBOTSFORD – The ShowCase Players is giving you your Christmas presents early this year, in the form of four performances of the raucous comedy, “A Nice Family Christmas,” by Phil Olson.
Directed by Jeffer Scheuer, and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., this laugh-out-loud comedy might make you wish you had kept your tree and tinsel.
The play follows the three Lundeen siblings of western Minnesota as they gather for Christmas at “mom’s house.”
Jordan Aschenbrenner, of Rib Mountain, plays Carl Jr., the under-achieving middle brother. Kevin Wyeth, from rural Curtiss, plays the eldest brother, Michael, the favorite son. Ariel Oehmichen, of Colby, plays Stacy, the youngest of the three siblings and the quiet one. Their mom, played by Elaine Haas, of rural Colby, not only has to contend with her kids’ sibling rivalry, but also the antics of Grandma, played by Roxie Wetterau, of Spencer.
Adding to the insanity, Greg Jackan, of Marshfield, plays party crasher, Uncle Bob. Adding fuel to the yule log, McKenna Deusterbeck, from Withee, plays Jill, Michael’s emotional wife who arrives with surprising news.
All performances will take place at the Colby High School Theatre, March 12-15; Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
The ShowCase Players and Empty Bowls of Colby are partnering on March 14, 4-7 p.m., as soup is served in the Colby High School cafeteria. Proceeds from Empty Bowls are used to help support the food pantry.