The Christmas Spirit is a clever retelling of ‘Death Takes A Holiday.’

It’s early Christmas morning and Death has come to take Julia Dowling to the promised land but she’s not ready to go yet! She talks him into giving her more time and invites him to Christmas dinner, something she hasn’t done in years. Now she has to organize a Christmas celebration straight out of “It’s A Wonderful Life”.

She has to round up her estranged family, cook a traditional dinner and hopefully sway Death from taking her.

The next day the house fills with bickering relatives, friends, the local priest – and Death, masquerading as human, singing carols and drinking eggnog. As the day progresses, old resentments surface, new connections are made, and everyone, even Death, feels the magic of the Christmas spirit. In turns hilarious, tragic and deeply poignant, Frederick Stroppel’s “The Christmas Spirit” is a touching look at the important things that really make life worth living.

Performing with an all star cast  Dec 7-9

Tickets on sale now at LSPU Hall or  (709) 753-4531 

* Not recommended for children

  • Death – Sean Collins
  • Julia Dowling – Jean Graham
  • Beth Dowling – Brittney Power
  • Aunt Rosemary – Fiona Andersen
  • Uncle Bernie – Tolson Barrington
  • Paul Dowling – James LeBlanc
  • Melissa Rosen – Katie Billard
  • Father John Brennan – Glen Warren
  • Matthew Harris – Andrew Halliday
  • Director – Sandra Mills
  • Lighting Operator – Perin Squires
  • Sound Operator – Jon Bastow
  • Set Decoration – Louise Kearley
  • Set Construction – Louise Kearley & Jenelle Welshman
  • Stage Management/ Props – Brenda Hynes / Sandra Mills

Start Date

Dec 09, 2023 - 20:00

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