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This has been a big year for SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME, a large-cast one-act that has had productions in both West Virginia and Texas. Louis Antonelli of The Clarksville Times shares these photos from the Texas production by Red River Revue.
More photos from The Clarksville Times here.
I also have these backstage photos from the Red River Revue production.
Here are photos from the West Virginia show.
And here’s a photo from the premiere in Ohio in 2016.
My one-act SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME is off to a roaring start. It was first produced last year by Victorian Players in Youngtown, Ohio and this year is being produced twice, by Lewis County Community Theatre in Weston, West Virginia and Red River Revue in Clarksville, Texas. Here are photos from West Virginia. Of note: The Svetlana in the script is a Ukrainian exchange student. By chance, Lewis County had an actual Ukrainian exchange student to play the titular role.
More photos from the Lewis County Community Theatre show here.
Red River Revue in Clarksville, Texas is producing the one-act SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME. Here’s the poster, and some backstage photos — with production photos to come.
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Back in the summer, I was corresponding with a direction at Victorian Players in Youngstown, Ohio. He was looking for a Christmas script, with some very specific needs. He needed a cast of about 20, with mostly kids. I didn’t have anything like that, so I told him if he gave me a few weeks, I’d write one. So I did. The result was SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME. Here’s a photo from its premiere.
It looks like it’s going to be popular because it’s already been booked at a theatre in Texas for next Christmas.
SVETLANA’S FIRST CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME
A last-minute substitute attempts to preside over a Christmas pageant, which has devolved into chaos – unruly kids, a pushy parent, a church busybody, a kitchen on fire. And then there’s the foreign exchange student, who’s supposed to be the angel, who is in the restroom in tears because it’s her first Christmas away from home. Then something unexpected happens. Cast: 21 – 6 adults (four female, one male, one non-gender), 7 teenagers (five female, two male), 8 early teens or pre-teens (one female, seven non-gender.)
* Produced by Victorian Players, Youngstown, Ohio, December 2016.
* Scheduled to be produced by Red River Revue, Clarksville, Texas, December 2017.