“Christmas Belles,” a holiday farce currently on stage at the Pearl Theater, has Pearland actor Jeff Merriman portraying a part-time employee at a café and always pulling a little red wagon. The production runs through Dec. 18.

Yuletide farce offers Pearland community holiday gift

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“Christmas Belles,” a holiday farce currently on stage at the Pearl Theater, has Pearland actor Jeff Merriman portraying a part-time employee at a café and always pulling a little red wagon. The production runs through Dec. 18.

“Christmas Belles,” a holiday farce currently on stage at the Pearl Theater, has Pearland actor Jeff Merriman portraying a part-time employee at a café and always pulling a little red wagon. The production runs through Dec. 18.

The Pearland Theatre Guild is offering a serving of southern fried yuletide comedy in their current production of “Christmas Belles” at the Pearl Theater.

The Southern farce featuring several actors from Pearland is running through Dec. 18, at the Pearl Theater located at 14803 Park Almeda Drive.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students. Production times run 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 8 and Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The production centers around a church Christmas program that, according to the Pearland Guild, spins hilariously out of control and involves quarreling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa Claus, vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their adventures become a journey and the Guild promises the production will bring joy to viewers’ worlds.

Written by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope, the Pearl Theater version is directed by Vincent Tortorice and assisted by Shelly Baker.

Pearland actors include Mike and Angi Fox, Jeff Merriman, and Robyn LeGris.

As an added holiday present, on Dec. 8, those attending the show can buy one ticket and get one free and on Tuesday, Dec. 13, those attending will have “Pay What You Can Night.”

The mission of the Pearland Theatre Guild is to entertain, inform, inspire, and educate.

In doing so, they hope to enrich the cultural life in the Pearland area. They provide area residents the opportunity both to attend and to participate in a variety of quality theatrical works. They also provide opportunities to adults and children in order to allow them to develop talents in all aspects of theatre arts.

The Guild incorporates non-traditional casting in order to draw upon the rich diversity of the Pearland community. Their focus is giving the public a well-balanced theatrical season, and striving to meet with excellence all of the demands placed on a community theatre.

The Pearl Theater, a 501c3 non-profit performing arts organization, opened Sept. 1, 2011 and was established as a home for creatives to take part in high-quality theatrical experiences. From the youngest actor to the most seasoned veteran, all are welcomed at the Pearl Theater to develop, explore, and share their passion for the arts.

For more information, call 713-340-2540 or visit www.pearl-theater-com.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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