Directed by James Bealor with assistant director Holly Smith, the laugh-out-loud Christmas comedy will open Dec. 9 and runs weekends through Dec. 18. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoon matinees will start at 2:30 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so he can buy his wife a fur for Christmas. He tells her he’s working late at the office, but she finds out he isn’t at the office. A suspected other woman, hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle and his gun-toting fiancée and a confused policeman add up to a rollicking tale that is hilarious Christmas or anytime entertainment.
The play will feature Austin Kemp as David, Corinne Cook as Samantha, Sarah Parker McKay as Natalie, Dan Eaglin as William, Emma Brown as Sheila, Tristan Penn as Kris Kreigle and J.D. Young as Policeman.
Tickets are on sale at encore-theatre-company.org, ticketsnashville.com or by calling 615-598-8950. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and older and $10 for children 12 and younger.
Encore Theatre Co. is at 6978 Lebanon Road, just west of Highway 109, in Mt. Juliet. Encore is a nonprofit community theater serving Wilson County and surrounding areas since 2006. Now in its 10th year, shows continue to draw audiences of all ages from across Middle Tennessee.