Off Stage Productions presenting ‘A Doublewide Texas Christmas’


Off Stage Productions “A Doublewide Texas Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Franklin St., Van Wert. Tickets $28 with dinner, $12 without at 419-605-6708.

VAN WERT — Off Stage Productions will present “A Doublewide Texas Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 18 and 25, 8 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 19 and 26, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 20 and 27, at Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Franklin St., Van Wert.

Tickets are $28 for Saturday and Sunday performances, which include a buffet dinner one hour prior to showtime. Tickets are $12 for Friday performances, which does not include a meal but popcorn will be available. Reserve your tickets by calling 419-605-6708 or emailing info@offstagetheatre.com.

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THE STORY: In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmas-time in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being doubled-crossed by the County. With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, this band of eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on the “Big Guys.” Determined to bolster their legitimacy, they first set their sights on the County-wide “Battle of The Mangers” competition. They conspire to win this smackdown with their “Nativity At The Alamo” entry…by any means possible.

In addition to that shaky undertaking and trying almost single-handedly to keep the new town afloat, Mayor Joveeta Crumpler has to wrangle her celebrity-obsessed mother, her beleaguered brother who’s being bullied by a pack of vengeful raccoons, and her demoralized best friend who’s at the end of her rope from dating every loser this side of the Rio Grande. To make matters worse, Joveeta finds herself increasingly wary of the newest resident, Patsy Price. Patsy, fresh out of the local mental institution, clearly has her own devious agenda and the County competition over in Fayro is just the place for her to settle an old score.

By the time this full-tilt rocket ride of lunacy climaxes in a what-else-can-go-wrong live television presentation, you’ll have doubled your Christmas spirit. So spend the Yuletide in Doublewide and let this hilarious Jones Hope Wooten Comedy make your Christmas merry and bright…because there’s no place like a good ol’ Texas-sized mobile home for the holidays!

n this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six

months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!

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Off Stage Productions “A Doublewide Texas Christmas”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Vantage Career Center, 818 N. Franklin St., Van Wert. Tickets $28 with dinner, $12 without at 419-605-6708.

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