‘Family Holiday’ coming to Frederick

December 3, 2016 by  

The Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is presenting a world premiere as its holiday production.

Written by D.C. Cathro, an original member of MET and a Frederick-area writer, ‘Family Holiday’ is a fast-paced farce about a family holiday that turns everything upside down.

When RJ goes home to celebrate the holidays, he’s hoping to have a nice time with his best friend and his family. Unfortunately, when he gets there, he finds his sister is now single, his grandmother is obsessed with her health, his mother is behaving strangely, and his father has no idea what is going on. RJ is stuck in the middle, trying to figure out all the secrets.

MET regulars Steve Custer, Amanda Spellman, Thom Huenger, and Tim and Lia Seltzer (married both on stage and off) are in the cast, as is Nancy Jones, who plays Nana. Gené Fouché, who is the associate artistic director at the MET, is set to direct.

The play began a five-week run starting yesterday, December 2. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays over the next few weeks, the curtain goes up at 8:00 pm, and Sundays bring matinees starting at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available for $24 or $26.

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