The Wilton Playshop, now in its 78th consecutive season, is presenting The 12 Days of Christmas, a comedy by Renee Calarco. Directed by Stacie Moye, this family show is interactive enough to keep the kids entertained and witty enough to delight adults of all ages. As a special treat, five lucky audience members per show will receive a surprise gift!
The show’s premise puts a humorous wrinkle in the classic holiday song. Christmas celebrations are just around the corner and Shirley the Partridge has some big problems to solve. The French hens are arguing, the six geese have flown to Florida for the winter, and worst of all…someone has stolen the Five Golden Rings! What will happen to Christmas? Can it be salvaged?
Wilton High School students Alexandra Curtin and Meghan Cunningham and Cider Mill students Nomi Friedman and Ella Savage join Peter Haynes and Connie Sinnaeve of Wilton as well as Tim Brandt and Mary Cohen of Stamford in the cast.
“We wanted to do a family-friendly production at the holidays to give the gift of live local theatre to our community,” says Ralph Pastore, president of the Wilton Playshop board. “Seeing The 12 Days of Christmas at an inexpensive price, right in the center of town, with familiar faces on stage and behind the scenes, makes theatre much more accessible — especially when you consider the New York City alternatives with their cost and logistics.” He added, “We hope many families will make this part of their holiday celebrations this year.”
Performances are Fridays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets cost $10 for children under 10 and seniors, and $20 for adults, and can be purchased online on the Wilton Playshop website. Holiday refreshments will be served at each performance, and are included in the ticket price.