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‘A Tuna Christmas’ will be the last show of 2012 season

Published: Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 2:50 p.m. CDT
Mitch Conti and Drew Hampton

PRINCETON — “A Tuna Christmas,” the holiday show and final play of the Festival 56 2012 season, will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St. in Princeton. It runs through Dec. 22.

In this broad comedy written by Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, two actors portray all 24 citizens of Texas’ third smallest town. As the eccentric residents of Tuna, Texas, attempt to organize Christmas festivities, comic hell breaks loose.

Mitch Conti, fresh off performing in the other two Festival 56 fall plays, and Drew Hampton, a veteran of the 2011 and 2012 summer seasons, star in “A Tuna Christmas.”

Dexter Brigham, executive artistic director of Festival 56, directs the play. The show sponsor is Fitzgerald’s Piano Lounge.

Tickets for “A Tuna Christmas,” can be purchased at the Festival 56 Box Office in the Grace Performing Arts Center. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They may also be purchased by calling 815-879-5656 or 866-806-5656, or online at www.festival56.com. Seniors receive a discount and students under 18 may attend any show for half-price. Group discounts are also available.

Season tickets for the Festival 56 2013 season go on sale opening night of “A Tuna Christmas” and can be purchased at the 2012 rate through the end of the year. Patrons buying 2013 season tickets in December are automatically entered into the drawing for an iPad 2.

The Grace is completely accessible and ample nearby parking is available. For the full schedule of shows for the upcoming season or for further information about Festival 56, visit www.festival56.com.

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