SIUE's A Season for the Child (SfC), the family-oriented live theater series, continues its 23rd season with this holiday-themed show, brought to you by the University's Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD).
A Gnome for Christmas is to be performed by the Imaginary Theatre Co., the traveling arm of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The play tells of the young girl, Lulu, and her quirky father who has failed to sell yet another of his odd inventions. The situation forces the pair to pack their bags and move to more meager accommodations.
All they can afford is a rundown old farmhouse where the fence needs mending and the landlord’s cranky, even during the holidays. Lulu’s about ready to give up, but when mysterious and magical things start happening. This warm-hearted holiday musical reminds us of the importance of helping others and the happiness found in friends.
A Friday evening performance is a departure for FOTAD’s annual holiday show. Because of scheduling conflicts, FOTAD will not be offering a second holiday performance for this year only. In addition to FOTAD, the series is co-sponsored by TheBANK of Edwardsville and the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation of St. Louis (FPACF).
FOTAD, a support group for the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance, uses SfC proceeds to help fund merit awards for talented SIUE theater and dance students. The FPACF fosters and promotes the performing arts in the St. Louis metropolitan area, encouraging audiences of all ages and from all walks of life to discover the joy and wonder of live arts performances. TheBANK of Edwardsville has been a generous supporter of the series since its inception.