The Clarence Brown Theatre Professional Company presents its 1999 holiday
presentation: An O. Henry Christmas. Performances will be held in the Ula
Love Doughty Carousel Theatre Dec. 2 through Dec. 18.
Based on favorite O. Henry short stories, author Howard Burman's adaptation
definitely delivers, with his own surprising O. Henry-esque ending. The
familiar material is presented with dramatic flair and hearty compassion.
It is warmhearted holiday fare for the whole family.
The holiday spirit stirs when street dwellers become storytellers on this
chilly Christmas Eve. Viewers are introduced to a lively group of vagrants,
who meet a shadowy figure calling himself O.P. Their new friend diverts
them from a lonely, frosty Christmas Eve by encouraging them to act out his
own storiesadaptations of O. Henry favorites.
The cast includes CBT Professional Company member John Forrest Ferguson as
O.P., Linda Libby as Agnes, Michelle Torres as Fran, John Woodworth as
Grover, Gabriel S. Maxon as Dinty, James Marvel as Hal and Jennefer Rives
as Marguerite. The production is directed by UT MFA candidate Nancy
The show opens tonight at 8 p.m. Showtimes are Tuesday through Sunday at 8
p.m. with matinee performances on Dec. 12 and 18. No performances will be
held Sunday, Dec. 5.
Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $9 for children for weekday and
matinee performances, and $21 for adults and $12 for children for Friday
and Saturday night shows. Ticket prices for full-time UT students are only
In partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank, a discount of $2 off each
adult ticket will be given for every three cans of donated non-perishable
food items. Requested food items include peanut butter, tuna fish and
macaroni and cheese.
For more information, call the Clarence Brown Theatre box office at
O. Henry creates holiday spirit
Published: Fri Dec 03, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:04 p.m.