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Festival Playhouse to present The Man Who Rented Christmas

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Just one day after the Thanksgiving festivities, the story of how John Dale's rented Christmas makes its tenth appearance at the Festival Playhouse in Arvada! Opening on November 25 and running through December 11, “The Man Who Rented Christmas” will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

John Dale, a middle-aged bachelor and prominent businessman, hasn't had a "real" Christmas for years. Following a whim, he enters a shop with a sign in the window declaring "We Rent Anything" and puts the proprietor to the challenge. He wants to rent Christmas, complete with carols, presents, the tree, a wife, five children and the happiness for which he's secretly longed. The story of how John Dale's rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned makes this a warm story for the holiday season.

Where: The Festival Playhouse
5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada
: (This show is appropriate for all ages.)
$16 Fridays and Saturdays
$14 on Sundays for adults
Purchase by calling 303-422-4090

The Man Who Rented Christmas” (by Norman Ahern Jr.) will be directed by Charles Ault. Charles Ault, Sr. started The Player Guild in 1936 as a means to put food on the table in the middle of the depression. A love for the theatre and a creative mind brought a group of talented community actors and actresses together to provide the public with live entertainment. This concept was passed on to his son Charley Ault, Jr. who now runs The Players Guild, beginning its 75th year of production.

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