Mary Our Lady sponsoring 'Christmas Belles' to raise money for African missions
Mary Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Orion, is sponsoring a performance of “Christmas Belles” on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at Richmond Hill Park, Geneseo.
The performance is a fundraiser for Father Nimorious Domanzing, a priest from Ghana who is visiting Mary Our Lady this summer. He is a missionary priest in Africa.
Dessert will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Barn Theatre, and Richmond Hill Players will present “Christmas Belles” at 7:30 p.m.
Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten wrote the family-friendly, Southern-fried, Yuletide comedy.
The sequel to 2008’s “Dearly Beloved” is a farce about a Texas church’s Christmas program spinning out of control. Getting ready to hit the stage again are fabulous Futrelle sisters, who have to cope with squabbling siblings, family secrets, a surly Santa, a woman scorned, kidney stones, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator.
Alan and Nancy Teerlinck of Lynn Center are involved in the play. Nancy appears as the owner of the Dairy Dog diner, while Alan is a set builder.
“Christmas Belles” will be staged Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 5 through Aug. 15 at the Barn Theater in Geneseo. John VanDeWoestyne, Geneseo, directs the show.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 pm.
Sunday performances are 4 p.m. matinees with the doors opening at 3 p.m.
Reservations are strongly recommended and may be made by calling the Richmond Hill box office at (309) 944-2244 or by visiting www.rhplayers.com.