Rushville Republican

November 19, 2013

Lots of laughs in 'Dashing Through the Snow'


Rushville Republican

---- — The comedy “Dashing Through the Snow” will be presented by the Greensburg-based Tree County Players Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, at 7 p.m. in the Greensburg City Hall auditorium.

In the play, it’s four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers and a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding. According to the TCP Web site, “You’ll swear this family-friendly Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!”

The play is directed by Dennis Harmon, Greensburg, and produced by Dave Stults, Westport.

The actors are Sean Durbin, Lori Durbin, Barbara Waits, Tonya Downey, Donna Swinford, Laura Abrell-Simmonds, Shawna Schroeder and Michal Pennington, Greensburg; John Irrgang, Jana Irrgang, Leacarol Bennett, Mary Rogers, Jim Powell and Bill Blank, Batesville; and Rhonda Watts, Sunman.

This is the third in a series of plays that TCP has staged featuring the same characters by a trio of playwrights, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. In the recent past, audiences have enjoyed “Christmas Belles” and “Southern Hospitality,” also about the fabulous Futrelle sisters.

Tickets, which may be purchased in advance at 812-591-3827 or at the door on show nights, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 18 and under.