Not on this Night and A Living Nativity

Not on this Night: This absorbing and poignant play gives today’s teens a glimpse of their counterparts back in World War II, while it evokes memories for older audience members. The setting is 1944, and the Battle of the Bulge rages near the French border. Alone on Christmas Eve, 18 year old Jacqueline is startled by the sudden appearance of two lost soldiers, one German and the other American, who confront each other in her farmhouse kitchen. Violence is averted by the plucky teenager’s determination and goodwill (‘War is the enemy, not people!’), and the humanity of the desperate young soldiers emerges in a lively and nostalgic celebration scene.

A Living Nativity: It’s Christmas Eve, but the members of a local church have somehow found themselves waiting in the town jail until the Justice of the Peace can hear their case. It all started when the small country church decided to put on a “living” Nativity for the community. The simple, good-natured church members truly meant no harm. Yet, when one of them decides to convert his mule, Jasper, into a camel, things go awry and the entire Nativity ends up getting arrested and charged with everything from animal cruelty to arson. Their chaotic and hysterical story unfolds as the members plead their case before the Justice of the Peace, trying to justify their actions, which they learn is their true witness for Christ. Lots of laughter combined with a meaningful message makes this a great play for the family.

Please join us for one of the following shows:

  • Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 6 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 8 1:00 PM

Tickets for dinner theatre are only $15 for adults and $8 for children 9 and under. For tickets or questions please contact St Paul Players at 513-426-6504 ormail@stpaulreading.org. Click here for directions.

These productions are sure to touch you and, deliver a few laughs and put you in the Christmas spirit. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to see this fine performance by the acclaimed St. Paul Players.