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‘A Mall Full of Night Visitors’ opens this weekend

Running Dec. 19, 20 and 21, “A Mall Full of Night Visitors” opens Sunday.

Curtain is at 6:30 each evening.

This production is a gift to the community from the members of Pagosa Bible Church. Admission is free, as are the goodies provided during intermission. Tickets are not required, but are recommended. Guests with tickets will be seated any time until 6:20. Those without tickets will be seated on a space available basis after that time.

Based very loosely on the opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” by Gian Carlo Menotti, the plays centers on Adrian Hart and her quest to sort through all of the conflicting messages posed by the modern day yuletide. As she seeks to find real Christmas significance, Adrian crosses paths with a local merchant a wealthy foreign visitor, and the mall Santa. These three offer differing perspectives, but her Christmas quandary still persists. Her mother Nancy tries to help by suggesting Adrian give of herself to others less fortunate, but this only adds to her dilemma. Along the way security guard Victoria Beaumont offers a politically correct version of the holidays, while her supervisor Jeremy Spiegel explains the miracles surrounding the birth of the Christ child.

Tickets will be available at Wild Spirit Gallery, 480 San Juan St., across from the courthouse downtown, during regular business hours, and at the church office, 209 Harman Park Drive, behind Wells Fargo Bank, Friday from 1-5 p.m.

Later in the week, the church will have a special Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. A varied combination of musical presentations, choir numbers, along with a special message from Pastor Tom Olson will explore “What Christmas Is.”

Make plans now to join the Pagosa Bible Church family for each of these special presentations.

For more information call the church office at 731-3120.