Desperate to secure the last Christmas tree on the lot

CLT brings early laughter to the Christmas season

Alana Gowdy

Submitted to the Record

It is Christmas Eve. In the deserted tree lot there is still one, lonely tree waiting to be taken home. Enter two people, both in search for a last -minute acquisition to brighten up their holidays. Or is it to brighten up someone else’s holidays? Or does she really need it? Or can he possibly have a more reasonable claim? In The Christmas Tree, the hilarious one-act comedy by Norm Foster, laughs come by the minute.

Story after story pour out as these desperate shoppers try to persuade each other that their need is greater. They simply must have that tree! Who is bluffing? Who has a really pathetic tale to persuade the other to give up? Exaggeration, imagination and prefabrication all play a part in this classic Canadian comedy and the humour just keeps coming.

Directed by Sharon Pridham and performed by talented husband and wife team, Chris and Jeannine Taylor, The Christmas Tree is family entertainment at its best.

In an evening not to be missed, Courtenay Little Theatre will present this wonderful one-act play in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College, on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7.30 p.m. Entry is by donation to the Comox Valley Food Bank (suggested donation $10 or more). Festival seating. To reserve tickets contact Shari Jakubiec at or pick up tickets at the door.


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