The Christmas Express

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The Christmas Express

by Pat Cook
Directed by Douglas A. Farren
Show Dates: Nov. 8 – Dec. 8, 2019  (No performance on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28)  Sold-Out Sun., Dec. 1, Sat., Dec. 7 and Sun., Dec. 8
“This is the most hopeless place in the world!” Hilda intones as she and Satch argue over what time it is. Hilda dreams of faraway places to fight the tedium of running the Holly Railway Station until, that is, Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere just before Christmas. Suddenly an old radio springs to life and the local group of carolers begins to sound like the Morman Tabernacle Choir. The whole town now gets into the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? This nostalgic story is full of eccentric small-town characters who begin to discover the true wonder of Christmas, making us all wish that we, too, could take a ride on the Christmas Express.
Our Cast:
Peter Toomey as Satch
Cat Kenney as Hilda
Donna Case as Penelope Blaisedale
Margy Haas as Maggie Clooney
Rodger Govea as Leo Tannenbaum
Mark Hilan as Mr. Fairfax
Margaret Hnat as Myrna Hobsnagle
Caitlin Hathaway as Donna Faye Cummings
George Morgan as Jerry Cummings
Samantha Gates as Deborah Smith

Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm

Show tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students (any age with a valid ID). Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the box office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1–6 P.M. or online at Clague Playhouse Tickets

In order to make the art of theater more accessible to those in our community, Clague Playhouse is excited to continue to offer FREE Student Ticket Nights! Designated only for Thursday evening performances, students of any age are invited to show their student IDs (or other form of school identification) and attend any Thursday Clague Playhouse showing AT NO CHARGE.
These Thursday Student tickets are limited and can vary depending on availability per week. Please call the Box Office at 440-331-0403 during regular hours to reserve for any Clague Playhouse Thursday performance, and show a Student ID at the time of ticket pickup. Box Office hours are Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and one hour before curtain time on performance dates. Box Office is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. No online reservations can be taken for this ticket type. Free Thursday Student Tickets are subject to availability and MUST be picked up by 7:30pm or they will be released.


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