Community theatre returns to Louisburg College and the Norris Theatre stage with performances of “The Christmas Bus.” Written by North Carolina playwright Robert Inman and directed by Norris Theatre Director Wally Hurst, “The Christmas Bus” will start the holiday season off with several performances in early December. Performance dates and times include December 4, 5, 10 and 12 (7:30 p.m.), December 13 (2 p.m.), and special school day matinees on December 11 (9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.). Inman, the playwright, will be on hand for the opening night performance on December 4.
It’s Christmas Eve and Mrs. Frump, the director of the Peaceful Valley Orphanage, is planning what she believes will be the most special Christmas ever for her kids. She’s even borrowed an old bus and arranged for each child to spend Christmas with a local area family. The only problem is that she hasn’t told the Busybodies on the orphanage board of trustees, who believe that Frump has gotten too old and too soft to handle the rowdy kids at Peaceful Valley. With the help of the oldest orphan, Frump sets off to deliver the kids, pursued by the suspicious Sheriff Snodgrass and the Busybodies. Along the way, they pick up a passenger, a traveling troubadour who’s been on the road trying his luck as a folk singer and is returning home to his girlfriend--who may or may not be happy to see him. It’s an adventurous ride, culminating in a very special Christmas indeed. “The Christmas Bus” is suitable for the entire family.
Tickets for all shows except the school matinees are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. School matinee performance tickets on December 11 are $5 per person. Call the Louisburg College box office at (919) 497-3300 to purchase tickets.
“The Christmas Bus” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing. Produced and presented by Louisburg College, this project also received support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. We are especially grateful to the Franklin County Arts Council for their support and generosity.
Walter Hurst, Director of the Norris Theatre
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