LENSC Women's Board to host fundraiser at Clague Playhouse on Dec. 8

Cat Kenney as Hilda Towbridge and Peter Toomey as Satch Brunswick in Clague Playhouse's "The Christmas Express." Photo courtesy Clague Playhouse

The Women’s Board of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will present "The Christmas Express" at Clague Playhouse on Sunday, Dec. 8. Refreshments will be served in the lobby at 1:15 p.m., followed by a matinee at 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Lake Erie Nature & Science Center's free admission to exhibits, wildlife rehabilitation services and nature-based programs for children and families. 

Synopsis: “This is the most hopeless place in the world!” Hilda intones as she and Satch, her assistant argue over what time it is. She dreams of faraway places and only finds tedium in running the Holly Railway Station. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, an old radio that hasn’t worked in years springs to life. The local group of carolers begin to sound like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the whole town gets in the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? Or is Leo doing all of this? Even Satch changes his tune when it turns out that Leo might be on the run. This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. And on the way, they make us all wish we could take a ride on The Christmas Express.

Tickets for "The Christmas Express" fundraiser cost $30 per person and can be purchased by calling 440-670-6760 or 440-773-7743.

Morgan Paskert

Morgan Paskert is on staff at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.

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Volume 11, Issue 22, Posted 9:32 AM, 11.19.2019