"Believe!" X*ACT's 2018 Christmas Show

It’s ten days before Christmas, and 15-year-old Alex Norton is struggling. He’s always loved Christmas, but the shine has left his favorite holiday. He sees Christmas as nothing more than an over-hyped, greedy, present-grabbing time of year.

Where is the peace in this season that’s supposed to be all about the Prince of Peace? Alex wants to believe in something... but what? Reluctantly, he participates in “Project Christmas” at his church, where members of his youth group are preparing items for the homeless.

First, we get a glimpse of the younger children’s adorable Christmas pageant rehearsal, including a child in half a donkey costume (missing his better half!) and a herd of adorable sheep complaining about their itchy wool costumes. Still not warming up to the season, Alex is finally convinced by Angela, a young friend who Alex finds out is homeless, to realize that if you work to make this world a brighter and better place, the peace grows.

“It doesn’t help to curse the darkness, it only helps when you light a candle. That’s what God did for us that lovely, silent night.” Filled with warmth and laughter and brightened by traditional Christmas songs sung by the actors, everyone touched by this play will find something in which they can truly... Believe!

Believe!, directed by Jennifer Sparks, will be presented in X*ACT's Kettering Health Network Theater starting Friday, December 7 and offered through Sunday, December 16. And as a special extra, there will be two Sunday matinees, December 9 and the 16th and each will start at 3:00 p.m. Our Opening Night Santa Gala FUNDRAISER will feature a visit by the bearded fellow himself.

Friday, December 07, 6:30 PM - GALA
Saturday, December 08, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 09, 3:00 PM
Friday, December 14, 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 15, 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 16, 3:00 PM

Believe! is sponsored by Kiddie Kingdom Country Childcare, Xenia Shoe and Leather, and Better Images Photography. Our 2017-18 Season “Banned!" is sponsored by Greene Memorial Hospital, Caesar Creek Vineyards, and WBZI Radio. We are supported in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.

Tickets for the Santa Gala only are $20 for all adults and $7 for children 12 and under. For the remainder of the shows, admission will be $17 General Admission, $14 Seniors/Students, and $7 for Children 12 and under.
Please visit https://www.shopxact.org/theater/tickets/ or call (937) 372-0516.

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Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Christmas & Holiday Season and we wish you a joyous New Year -- Thanks for being part of our community arts center and for your support!

Your friends at The Xenia Area Community Theater

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