Coming up in just over a week is a production I’ve been looking forward to all autumn: the premiere of my newest play, Christmas at The Three Bees! The Wesleyan Church in Salem, Illinois, is giving three performances of the play on December 10, 12, and 13. I’m especially excited because I get to be personally involved in this production and watch it develop week by week in rehearsal — such a delight!
The set isn’t yet in its final state, but here are a couple snapshots from recent practices:
Without giving away any plot spoilers, I’ll just say that the story is set in New England, in a little family-owned bed and breakfast + bookstore. What begins as a normal day quickly turns tempestuous upon the arrival of several guests, expected and unexpected.
If you’re in the area on one of the performance dates, you’re welcome to come see the play! The church is located at 301 South Broadway in Salem, and admission is free. Expect a little Shakespeare, a lot of fun, and a reflection on who we are and what we mean to each other.
In the words of Salem resident Cindy Dice, we promise you’ll find the production “purposeful as well as entertaining,” with “the perfect blend of humor, suspense, and TRUTH!”