November 13 2014

Comedic Play Explores the Dysfunctional Side of Family Holiday Gatherings, and Ghosts

By: Rich Hosford

Take in a play that uses humor and the supernatural to explore the awkwardness that family time during the holidays can bring.  


The Burlington Players is running a production of “A Nice Family Gathering” through Sunday, November 22 at the Park Playhouse, 1 Edgemere Avenue. 


The show is about a family’s first Thanksgiving since the dad of the family passed away. Death, however, doesn’t keep him away from dinner. He comes to the gathering as a ghost with a mission: to tell his wife of 35 years that he loves her, something he never did while alive. Unfortunately she can’t hear him or see him and, even worse, she has brought a date to join the family at dinner. 

The play, by Phil Olson, has won multiple awards and has been shown in over 90 cities. 


The Burlington Players production is directed by Chris Rose. It runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. It will also have a show on November 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $20 with a $3 discount for seniors and students. Get $1 off your ticket by bringing a food item to be donated to the Burlington Food Pantry.


For more information call (781) 229-2649 or visit their web site.




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