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Manitoba dates: Click here to see full listings below

A new musical for 2004

It's a musical romp through the hot-button issues of the season.

(sneak peek
at photos)

Especially written for Buy Nothing Christmas, the musical is available to local producers who want to provide a drama that both entertains and asks tough questions. (Write for more info.)

In a nutshell, Chase Doerksen, a deadly-earnest, anti-consumer activist, decides to visit Abby, her mall-worn mother, in her dreams.

She recruits her culture-savvy boyfriend, Simon. Reluctant to adopt her agenda, he tags along as his affection for her is put to the test.

An exuberant Chase is vulnerable to the guidance of Karl, a homeless person who fashions himself as an angel with a message that someone is dying.

Chase's nocturnal visit to her mom backfires and mayhem ensues. Will mother and daughter unite? Will the Ghost of Christmas Future have its way?

This is a brand new Christmas pageant - complete with Broadway-style songs - it promises to be a modern classic.

"In a bizzare twist of the playwright's pen, the musical makes economic justice fun!" said producer Aiden Enns.

Contact Enns to produce the musical in your town.

Download poster (pdf 40K)
Poster design by Darryl Brown

Winnipeg, Manitoba, shows:
Oct. 30, Sat. 8:00 p.m. St. John's Cathedral (Anglican) 135 Anderson Ave, N of Mountain, E of Main

Nov. 2, Tues 8:00 p.m. Crescent-Ft. Rouge United Church Wardlaw Ave and Nassau North

Nov. 8, Mon 8:00 p.m. Crossways in Common 222 Furby St at Broadway

Nov. 12, Fri 8:00 p.m. St Ignatius Church (Catholic) 255 Stafford St at Corydon

Nov. 21, Sun 8:00 p.m. St. Alban's Church (Anglican) 486 Rathgar, W. of Osborne

Nov. 27, Sat 8:00 p.m. Bethel Mennonite Church 465 Stafford St, S of Grant Ave, off Harrow

Steinbach, Manitoba, show:
Dec. 15, Wed 8:00 p.m. Steinbach Regional Secondary School Theatre


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