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Hudson: River's Edge players perform holiday double feature
December 6, 2013 - December 8, 2013| Free
Region – The River's Edge Arts Alliance will perform the holiday production of the double-billed “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “The Gift of the Magi” at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main St., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
“Amahl and the Night Visitors” is an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. The young shepherd Amahl, known for telling fibs, is unable to convince his mother that the Three Kings are at their door. When she sees he is telling the truth she invites them into her home. What transpires is how a lesson on faith, charity, love, and good deeds can work miracles. “The Gift of the Magi” is a one-act play based on the original classic written by O. Henry. This heartwarming romantic comedy tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love but also very poor. In their attempts to buy each other proper Christmas gifts, a strange twist of fate leads the couple to find the perfect gifts for each other – but at an unexpected cost.
These productions have cast members from local towns including Kevin Santos, John Alzepiedi, Trueman Beccia, Denton Owen, and Russ Gannon from Hudson; Jodi Schoolcraft and John, Rebecca, and Charlotte Daugherty from Marlborough; Katherine Waters from Northborough; and Nate Leonard from Shrewsbury.
Elizabeth Havenor of Marlborough will be directing both community theater productions with music direction of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Paul Johnson of Hudson.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.upwitharts.org or by calling 978-562-1646.?The River's Edge Arts Alliance will be donating $1 from each ticket sold to Andrew's Helpful Hands Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization helping families through the process of bone marrow transplants.
The River's Edge Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization that brings the full spectrum of the arts to the Hudson and Marlborough area. It offers opportunities to experience visual and performing arts through participation and attendance. The organization is supported by individuals, families, organizations, and businesses from more than 30 communities.