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Mansfield Playhouse’s Winter Shows Offer Heartwarming Laughs

20 Nov , 2019  

The Mansfield Playhouse is gearing up for its winter shows, offering entertainment that is sure to fill the chilly months with laughs and cheer.

Here are the plays that are scheduled:

A Gift to Remember: On Christmas Eve, a group of strangers find themselves stranded together in a small train depot due to a snowstorm. Each is trying to return home for life changing events: a marriage proposal, the birth of a first grandchild, to patch up a marriage. Despite their disappointment at being stranded, they try to make the best of things. Through patience, determination, and humor they realize this will be a precious night to remember. The play is based on the book Can This Be Christmas? By Debbie Macomber, and was adapted by Joseph Robinette.

Show Dates: December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:00 PM and December 15 at 2:30 PM.

Dearly Departed: Living and dying in the South is seldom boring and mostly hilarious. This is more than proven when the Turpin family gathers to bury their Daddy. As funeral bills mount, Ray-Bud drinks himself silly. Junior deals with his pack of brats and crazy wife accusing him of cheating. Their sister, Delightful, gorges on junk food as nosy neighbors arrive to butt in on the event. This comic gem is not to be missed – See y’all there! Play by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones.

Show Dates: January 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8:00 PM and January 26 at 2:30 PM.

Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies: Two down-on-their-luck Shakespearian actors, Jack and Leo, decide that one well-played con game will save them and set them up for life. They decide to impersonate two long lost nephews who are heir to a dying old woman’s fortune. But when they arrive hoping to collect, they discover the heirs are actually nieces. Pretending to be women seems realistic until Leo falls in love with another niece, Meg, who is engaged to a local minister. This crazy farce is sure to delight and confuse……and vigorously tickle your funny bone. Play by Ken Ludwig.

Show Dates: February 28, 29 & March 6, 7 at 8:00 PM. and March 8 at 2:30 PM.

The Playhouse offers high quality entertainment at affordable prices. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling 419-522-2883, or by visiting the box office (Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and 1 hour prior to all performances).

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