Filled with humor, compassion, and comment on the human spirit, the First Light Players
present a series of One-Act plays that gently preach the messages of faith, family,
and prayer during this holiday season.
Hilarious yet touching, Eric Feliciano’s Mom’s Ashes reveals the troubles a near-do-well
(John Brickner) brings on his brother’s (Feliciano) family when he steals from his
mafia head boss. Will prayer solve the day? Brickner’s physicality tics, and emotional
reactions steal the show. Kay Dease’s simple but affecting A Little Corner in Nowhere
shows the various guardian angels protecting a middle-aged woman (Carol Shearer)
affected with dementia. It states that giving love is something special year round,
not just at Christmas.
A Quiet Christmas Eve by Greg Beastrom tells the predicament of a married couple
(Ross Araujo and Elizabeth Donovan) hoping to spend a quiet Christmas Eve together,
only to be interrupted by needy, lonely friends. These disparate individuals form
a family that love and support each other. A little long, the evening could be tighter
with only three plays instead of four. An entertaining evening of laughs and thoughtful
moments, these one acts reveal that love is the true meaning of the Christmas season.
The First Light Players present Four Holiday One Acts Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.,
and Sunday at 3 p.m. through December 21.