Shorter University theatre department to present "Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas!"
November 21, 2011 - The Shorter University theatre department will present Robert Fulghum’s Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. Adapted by Ernest Zulia and David Caldwell from the book by Robert Fulghum (author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), the play is a funny and heartwarming look at the struggle to find the true meaning of Christmas.
The show opens on Nov. 30 and runs through Dec. 2. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be reserved through the Shorter University Box Office by calling 706-233-7288 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Price of admission is a can of food, collected by Shorter University students’ participating in the Let’s Can Hunger Challenge.
Director Richard Bristow, who serves as assistant professor of theatre at Shorter, has assembled a cast of talented young actresses to bring the many holiday vignettes to life. “Among the many delightful stories is one about a small immigrant child who comes trick-or-treating in a cheap Santa mask a few days before Christmas, inadvertently delivering the true meaning of the season to a grownup with a serious case of ‘Scroogitis’,” Bristow explains. “Other stories include a hilarious musing about a love/hate relationship with the vibrant poinsettia that arrives in most homes every December and manages to hang on and on and on, and a beautiful, deeply moving tribute to the winter solstice, celebrating nature's precious annual gift of rebirth.”
The cast features Shelby Folks, Wendy Harrell, Kaitlin Kennedy, Kristina Kennedy, Annelise Kitching, Cara Lee, Julena Omeonga, Laura Renfro, Emily Robinson, Jessica Stamey, and Katie Beth Stubbs.
From left to right:
Top row: Wendy Harrell, Kaitlin Kennedy, Julena Omeonga, Emily Robinson
Middle row: Cara Lee, Shelby Folks, Richard Bristow-director, Annelise Kitching
Bottom row: Kristina Kennedy, Laura Renfro, Jessica Stamey and Katie Beth Stubbs
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.