Kim Powers (left) stars as Mother Olivia and Avery Alvis portrays her son in “The Homecoming,” a Christmas play being produced by the Murfreesboro Little Theatre. The show is set to open Dec. 6, 2013, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Photo submitted)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Murfreesboro Little Theatre will kick off the holiday season Friday, Dec. 6, with the opening of “The Homecoming.”
The show is slated to run each weekend until Sunday, Dec. 22.
All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees slated for 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for theatre members, and $7 for seniors and college students who have a valid identification card.
Set on Christmas Eve 1933, “The Homecoming” introduces audience members to the Spencer family, also known as the Waltons, a family with a lot of love to spread around, and little else.
In the midst of the Great Depression, a time when things just could not get any worse, father Clay Spencer is late arriving home from work. Because of hard financial times, he has to take a job away from Spencer Mountain. And the bus he should be on has overturned.
Looking to her oldest son for comfort and strength, Olivia Spencer has no other choice but to send him out on a cold Christmas Eve night to hunt for his father.
While she provides for her seven other children, she tries to calm her fears and prays for a Christmas miracle. Her son is also forced to confront his own fears and doubts about his father, and even about himself.
What happens next is sure to leave audiences wondering whether Clay Spencer will ever make it home in time for Christmas.
To find out more about the upcoming show, as well as the Murfreesboro Little Theatre, visit www.mltarts.com.