The Man Who Saved Christmas

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Friday, December 07, 2018 - Sunday, December 09, 2018

For directions click the following link: Family Life

Family Life's Performing Arts Department will usher in the Christmas season with "The Man Who Saved Christmas." This theater production is loosely based on the true story of A.C. Gilbert (the inventor of The Erector Set.)  Set in 1917, as America is embroiled in the first World War, this 'new old-fashioned’ crowd-pleaser focuses on Gilbert's battle with the U.S. government as it attempts to ban toy sales during the holiday season.

 Added to the mix: A secretary who keeps her heart on ice and a visiting reporter determined to thaw it out; the nefarious Iago of the toy factory, Mister Dixon; Gilbert's loving wife Mary; and the Gilberts' precocious niece Ellen, who untangles the myriad complications in which the young lovers--and the Toy Tycoon--find themselves.

 In addition to these characters, the stage is populated by the singing/dancing workers of the A.C. Gilbert Toy Factory, doughboys and their families, a chorus line of high-stepping kiddies, and the pompous Washingtonians who wind up sitting on the floor and playing with toys by the time A.C. Gilbert is finished with them!

Friday, December 7, 6:30 to 10 pm - Dinner Theater: guests will enjoy a buffet-style meal at candlelit tables and the show. Tickets are $35.50

Saturday, December 8, 5:30 to 9 pm - Dinner Theater: guests will enjoy a buffet-style meal at candlelit tables and the show. Tickets are $35.50

Sunday, December 9, 2:30 to 6 pm - Dessert Theater: guests will enjoy a delicious dessert and the show. Tickets are $22

Doors open 45 minutes before each show.

Purchase tickets online or call the ticket office at 800-927-9083.