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Join Us For "An Enchanted Bookshop Christmas!"
Join Us For "An Enchanted Bookshop Christmas!"
Doug Abend
Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Rich Hill R-IV Jr./Sr. High School proudly presents An Enchanted Bookshop Christmas (a play by Todd Wallinger produced in cooperation with Pioneer Drama.)

Showtime is Saturday, November 14 at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and children.  See Cast Members or purchase tickets at the door.

A coffee and dessert bar is available for a freewill donation at intermission. Masks are recommended and social distancing is required. Thank you for your support!

Revisit or discover anew the beloved literary characters of the bestselling The Enchanted Bookshop in this very merry prequel.  This time, they’re joined by a whole crew of Christmas themed characters, including the Nutcracker Prince, Amy March, the Velveteen Rabbit, the Little Match Girl, and even Ebenezer Scrooge himself! 

As the play begins, it’s four days before Christmas and Miss Margie, the scatterbrained owner of the shop, is thrilled to have two very special guests — her serious-minded sister Ellen and book-loving niece Annabelle.  Ellen was recently laid off from her position as an astronomy professor, and she’s certain she’ll never find a job again.  Her luck changes, however, when high-tech billionaire Philip Brantley stops in at the shop and Margie convinces him to hire Ellen for his new space project.

With Ellen out shopping, Margie has a brainstorm to wrap the bookmark that Philip wrote his phone number on and give it to Ellen as a Christmas present.  After all, what could possibly go wrong?  Ha! 

When the present disappears, it’s up to our come-to-life book characters to solve the mystery of the missing bookmark and save the day for Ellen — all without giving away their magical existence.  It’s a hilarious, heartwarming tale that reminds us that the best gifts don’t come wrapped in pretty paper and bows.