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Players present Christmas special

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  • Published : Mar 30, 2010 - 12:52
  • Updated : Mar 30, 2010 - 12:52
By popular demand, Seoul Players will present an evening of Christmas themed readings titled "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Thursday in Itaewon.
Due to its immense popularity when performed last year at The Orange Tree, the Seoul Players are once again inviting the public gather together and celebrate the spirit of the season with another festive Christmas mixlist.
The evening is traditionally seen as an opportunity for the expat community to come together during the holidays.
"Patrons of the show will be treated to dramatic readings of such Christmas classics as excerpts from Dickens` `A Christmas Carol`, Dr. Seuss` delightful `How the Grinch Stole Christmas.`
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"For the more modern-minded, there`s David Sedaris` uproarious and irreverent `The SantaLand Diaries.` The show also includes readings from the Bible, Dylan Thomas, and Danny Elfman - along with a host of Christmas favorites - old and new," according to a press release.
As part of the giving spirit of Christmas, proceeds from the show will be used to bring presents, snacks, stories and some Christmas cheer to the Bethlehem Children`s Center on Christmas Day.
Bethlehem Children`s Centre was established in 2003 to provide a safe environment from domestic violence for children of international marriages and transient workers in Korea. Maintained through public donations and volunteers, the center currently provides care and counseling services, along with a stable home, to 33 children under the age of 10.
"Twas the Night Before Christmas" is directed by Michael Flanigan.
The performance will be at Roofers, opposite What the Book, off the main Itaewon strip. It starts at 8 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes.
Tickets are 10,000 won or a wrapped gift for a child aged between 5 and 10. To get there leave Itaewon Station (Line 6, Exit 3), walk straight and turn right after Dunkin Donuts. Roofers is located on the second floor, a two minute walk up the hill on the right, across from King Club.
For more information contact Margaret Whittum at 010-7219-2534 or e-mail seoulplayers@gmail.com
(johnredmond@heraldcorp.com)

By John Redmond