Staff Reports

The comedy, “A Nice Family Christmas,” by Phil Olsen will close out the 2018 season at Encore Theatre Co.

Directed by James Bealor, the show will be Dec. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. with a sold-out matinee Sunday and another Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The house will open 30 minutes before show time.

It’s Christmas Eve, and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of getting fired is assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas – his family’s Christmas. He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother and his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material. One by one, the audience learns each family member’s secrets, problems and dysfunctions, and when they learn he’s writing an article with some personal family information, the fruitcake hits the fan. The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors 60 and older. For tickets, visit, or call 615-598-8950 for reservations.

Encore Theatre is at 6978 Lebanon Road, just west of State Route 109, in Holmes Crossing.

Currently in its 12th year, Encore Theatre Co. is a nonprofit community theater that serves Wilson County and surrounding areas.