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"Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Nov. 25 to Dec. 21, 2014

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Coming Soon

"Every Christmas Story Ever Told
(And Then Some)"

Dec. 4 to 20, 2014

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Coming Soon

Our Annual
Holiday Drop-In

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

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Coming Soon

Celebrate Kwanzaa
at Weathervane!

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

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Upcoming Events

"Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!); -- Dec. 4 to 20, 2014

Running Dec. 4 to 20, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays (Dec. 4, 11 and 18) at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays (Dec. 6, 13 and 20) at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays (Dec. 7 and 14) at 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Wednesday, Dec. 17 at both 10 a.m. AND 7:30 p.m.

A comedy by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

Directed by Constance Thackaberry

Tired of performing A Christmas Carol for the umpteenth time, four actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — throwing in various Christmas traditions and carols from around the world — in this madcap romp through the holiday season!

Audience Advisory: With some mild adult language and content, the show is best enjoyed by audiences ages 13 and older.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $5 and $21

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $15 on Thursday, Dec. 4 only.
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Dec. 4
$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$17 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99.
$15 for groups of 100 or larger.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

(NOTE: Group orders — and tickets for the Dec. 17 performance at 10 a.m. — are NOT available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

SCOTT KEATING DAVIS
BRIAN JACKSON
RACHEL GEHLERT
ALEX NINE

THE CREATIVE TEAM

CONSTANCE THACKABERRY
Director

ANNA BOSE
Stage Manager

KAREN BURRIDGE and PAMELA PARKS-COSTA
Properties Co-Designers

JUDY WILLEMSEN
Sound Designer

JOHN S. CATLOS and JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

Weathervane's Annual Holiday Drop In -- Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

You are invited to the Annual Weathervane Holiday Drop-In!

Weathervane's Annual Holiday Drop In -- Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. ► Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
at the Playhouse
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Oh come, all ye faithful Weathervane friends!

Join us and visit with your Weathervane family!

Share your holiday-season wishes, eat, drink, be merry, sing a carol or two and schmooze — and let the Weathervane staff and its Board of Trustees thank you for your support and care throughout the past year!

The Playhouse will provide turkey, ham and beverages.
Please feel free to help us by bringing your favorite covered dish or appetizer to share with all.

Don't miss the fun!
No need to R.S.V.P.!
Do drop in!

Kwanzaa candles

Save the Date!
Celebrate Kwanzaa 2014 at Weathervane!

KwanzaaWhen: New Year's Eve — Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
For: A night to celebrate Kuumba — “Creativity”
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane in Akron
Cost: Free!

 

Weathervane Playhouse — in conjunction with The Akron African-American Cultural Association and the Akron-Canton Association of Black Social Workers — will host a night to celebrate Kuumba (“Creativity”) on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.

ALL are invited to attend this free event!

Would you like more information about this event? Contact Jennifer Kay Jeter at 330-812-0101 or CLICK HERE to send her an e-mail!

WHAT IS KWANZAA?

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States (and more recently, Canada) but also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora. The celebration honors African heritage in African-American culture, and is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67. 

Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba — the seven principles of African Heritage), which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy," consisting of what Karenga called "the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world."

These seven principles comprise Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition and reason. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:

Umoja (Unity) — To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)  To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves stand up.

Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)  To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.

Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)  To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

Nia (Purpose)  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba (Creativity)  To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Imani (Faith) To believe with all our hearts in God, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Kwanzaa symbols include a decorative mat on which other symbols are placed, corn and other crops, a candle holder with seven candles, called a kinara, a communal cup for pouring libations, gifts, a poster of the seven principles, and a black, red, and green flag. The symbols were designed to convey the seven principles.

(CLICK HERE for the source of this information about Kwanzaa.)

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