Now Playing! A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas
Performances - November 30 - December 16, 2018
Tickets are available at the door or at www.staytonevents.com.
Location: Rising Star Studios, 220 E. Ida St., Stayton
In their poorest winter ever, when the crops have been devastated by locusts and the family must deal with the death of baby Freddie, Charles Ingalls backtracks his family to Burr Oak, Iowa, to take over the running of a hotel. And if things weren't bad enough, Ma tells Laura she must be nice to Johnny Steadman, "the worst boy in Iowa." When wealthy Mrs. Starr asks for Laura as a companion to read to her in the afternoons, Laura is overjoyed to be invited into such a fine house, but when she overhears Mrs. Starr offer to adopt Laura as her own daughter to ease the burden of so many children, Laura is certain that Ma and Pa will give her up. As Christmas morning approaches, Laura is faced with a decision: Will she choose what she believes is best for the family or will she find a way to stay with Pa, Ma, Mary and Carrie? This original play presents the poignant story of the "missing" two years in the life of the Ingalls family—the only substantial period that Laura chose not to write about in her Little House books. Told with period songs, humor and depth of character, A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas tells a story of healing that celebrates the importance of enduring family bonds.
Up Next: Miracle on 34th Street (staged Radio Drama)
December 21 and 22 at 7:00 pm and December 23 at 2:00 pm.
When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court. Watch the miracle unfold when the belief of a little girl makes all the difference in this iconic story. Staged with live Foley effects and some favorite holiday tunes, Miracle on 34th Street is sure to melt even the most cynical of hearts.
Join us at the Little Red Schoolhouse for a live, staged reading of this heartwarming radio drama. There will also be plenty of holiday cheer and carols to sing.
Tickets available at the door, $10.00.
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