Coming December 6 - 15, 2019


THE rented christmas

norman c. ahern, jr. & yvonne ahern

julianna banach

karin stevenson

Approximate Running Time:
60 minutes


John Dale, a middle-aged bachelor and prominent businessman, has a challenging job for Anne Weston, proprietor of the local rent shop.  He wants to rent a Christmas, not just with a tree and Christmas carols, but complete with a wife, a family, and all of the happiness for which he has been secretly longing. This show is certain to deliver a very warm and special holiday treat.

CAST of characters

ANNE WESTON - (30’s) female, owner of the local rent shop, kind-hearted and a hard worker

JIMMY - (late teens/early 20’s) male, part-time employee of the rent shop, hard working and dutiful; eldest ‘child’

JOHN DALE - (40’s) male, prominent businessman, bachelor

BRIDGET - (40’s+) female, John’s housekeeper; Martha’s sister

MARTHA - (40’s+) female, John’s cook; Bridget’s sister

JEAN - (15-18) female, orphan; second ‘child’

CYNTHIA - (10-14) female, orphan; third ‘child’

WILLIE - (7-10) male, orphan; fourth ‘child’

LETTIE - (5-8) female, orphan; youngest ‘child’

MRS. ALICE LINDSEY - (any age) female, matron of the orphanage

FRED - (40’s) male, John’s business partner

CAROLERS - (children/teen) children from the orphanage (5 needed)

Auditions to be held
Saturday Sept 28 & Sunday Sept 29 from 1-3pm at
Essex Center United Methodist Church located at 119 Center Rd, Essex Jct, VT

This play has a few small parts to get into acting as well as needing kids to just come sing the carols on stage!



Producer….. karin stevenson
Director….. julianna banach
Stage Manager….. richard mcentire
Set Design….. julianna banach
Costume Design….. rowan derbyburras
Light Design….. becky raymond millard
Sound Design…..
Set Construction…..
props designer…
Hair & Makeup…..
House Manager…..louise richmond
Program Design….. cindy mackechnie
Publicity…..karin stevenson
Poster Design….. kimberley findlay
Box Office Manager….. billie hall
Executive Producer….. cindy mackechnie


Friday, december 6 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, december 7 @ 2:00PM
Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
SUNDAY, December 8 @ 2:00PM

Friday, December 13 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, December 14 @ 2:00PM
Saturday, December 14 @ 7:30PM
SUNDAY, December 15 @ 2:00PM