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BTCPA presenting “Fruitcakes” this week

Pictured is the cast of the BTCPA’s production of “Fruitcakes”. Sitting on floor (L to R): Kyndell Ozbirn, Gracie Davis, Jean Marie Moore, Audrey Ehler, and Natalie Nichols. Second row seated (L to R): Jerry Self and Chase Nichols. Back row (L to R): Isaiah Mitchell, Coby Jackson, Joey Allen, Haley Martin, Eve DeFoe, Mary Dyer, Rhett Jackson, Brianna Hester, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Sam Moore and Nate Moore. Photo by Scotty Kennedy.
Pictured is the cast of the BTCPA’s production of “Fruitcakes”. Sitting on floor (L to R): Kyndell Ozbirn, Gracie Davis, Jean Marie Moore, Audrey Ehler, and Natalie Nichols. Second row seated (L to R): Jerry Self and Chase Nichols. Back row (L to R): Isaiah Mitchell, Coby Jackson, Joey Allen, Haley Martin, Eve DeFoe, Mary Dyer, Rhett Jackson, Brianna Hester, Mary Elizabeth Moore, Sam Moore and Nate Moore. Photo by Scotty Kennedy.

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay will present it’s first production of the 2014-215 season, “Fruitcakes” by Julian Wiles, Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at Community Spirit Bank’s Weatherford Centre in Red Bay.

Tickets are on sale at the Weatherford Centre. You may go by during the hours of 2-4 p.m. weekdays at the center to purchase your tickets, or call 256-356-9829. For group sales you may also call Beth Hammock at 256-356-9286.

“Fruitcakes” by Julian Wiles is a fun production for the holiday season. Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two Southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer.

Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town’s inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town.

A moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation, FrUiTCaKeS provides audiences with a heaping helping of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer.

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