“An Isis Christmas” is the Isis Theatre Company’s holiday show. Suzanne Avalon, president and artistic director, promises this will be an elegant evening of stories and song. It begins at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Caine Learning Center in Idyllwild. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. prior to curtain.
Beginning with Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale, “The Happy Prince,” Emily Heebner directs this evening of reader’s theater and songs. “The Happy Prince” was first published in 1888 — before Wilde wrote his famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
The evening includes many other stories from authors David Sedaris, Harper Lee, O. Henry, Frank McCourt and Howard Shangraw’s annual holiday hilarity.
The evening celebrates man’s generosity to others. Therefore, a portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Idyllwild HELP Center.
The production features a delightful team of performers including talent from both on and off the Hill. South Coast Repertory veterans Hisa Takakuwa and Richard Soto, are featured in the cast as is Los Angeles actor Sean Burgos.
Familiar to Idyllwild audiences are actors Christopher Pennock, Avalon, Jeri Greene, Susan Hegarty, Barbara Rayliss, Zora Schoner and Shangraw.
Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at the door or online at www.isistheatrecompany.com. There is also a Dinner Theatre Package available for $45. It includes a three-course meal at the Gastrognome Restaurant, and tickets to the play with preferred seating.
More information can be found online or by calling (951) 692-9553.