New Dawn Theater Company is performing its original Christmas production of "A Not So Silent Night" (A Soldier's Christmas Story) Thursday, Dec. 6, through Dec. 23.
The play is especially meaningful for families who have members serving in the military away from home during the holidays.
Written and directed by Sherry Ingbritsen, president and artistic director of the New Dawn Theater, the play reaffirms the magic of Christmas.
Performance dates are Dec 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a special performance at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.
The play opens at Christmastime. Snow is on the ground, homes are decorated with pretty lights, and children are excited about what Santa will bring them.
While his family is home preparing for a wonderful Christmas holiday in Kentucky, Rusty sits in a medical tent in Iraq, at the bedside of Joe, a wounded army buddy. At home, Rusty's wife Danielle and their children gather for dinner.
Joe needs a miracle to help him make it through the night. He left his young wife Miranda and a baby he hasn't seen yet to fight for his country.
Rusty shares his stories of home, traditions and family dinner in hopes they will work magic on Joe. After all, Rusty was born on Christmas Day and has a strong faith in God.
Tickets are $12 for senior citizens (51+) and children (under 16), $15 for adults, and $10 for groups of 10 or more. Reserve tickets online at
www.newdawntheatercompany.com or by calling the box office 678-887-5015.
New Dawn Theater is located at 3087 Main Street in Historic Downtown Duluth.
The cast includes Daniel Curtis, James Conatser, Brandi Kilgore, Bruce Saarela, Madison Maxwell, Michelle Saarela, Chuck Mason, Anna Cate Donelan, George Peters, Dawn Ritchie, Cameron Cox, Jordan Cox, and Roger Ferrier.