The Christmas from Home series recreates a live Christmas radio show broadcast from Portland, Oregon during WWII complete with a band, sketches, singers, vintage ads and period sound effects. The blend of humor and poignancy, big band sound and true stories combine to make an evening full of great entertainment.
Christmas From Home is a five year series, beginning in 1941. The plays were written by local author Pat Kruis Tellinghusen. Step into the time machine and join us for a 1940's Christmas!
The 1943 play highlights the 75th anniversary of events playing out in WWII. This year's show features the story of Sgt. Kenny Saito, a young Japanese-American who left his family at the Minidoka internment camp to serve his country in the Army. Audiences will also hear the story of Evelyn, a young war bride who became a mother while her husband was away, our zealous ration board officer Clyde experiences his own "Casablanca", and two young soldiers Jack and Jimmy have returned to recount their first mission with the 10th Mountain Division.
This years play will be "1943 Christmas From Home". Our theatre home in 2018 will be Alpenrose Dairy Opera House. Our premiere is on November 30th.
2018 PERFORMANCE DATES & PRICES
FRI 7:30 PM - Nov. 30, Dec. 7, & 14
SAT 7:30 PM - Dec. 1, 8 & 15
SUN 7:30 PM - Dec. 2
WED 2:00 PM - Dec. 5
THU 2:00 PM - Dec. 6
General Admission $20
Group Rate (10 or more) $15