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Danika Leal returns this year as Tiny Tina in “A Tejano Christmas Carol” playing Dec. 6-10 at the Pharr Community Theater.

The Pharr Community Theater will present the play “A Tejano Christmas Carol” for a second year. 

Pedro Garcia, CEO and artistic director has been directing the theater company for the past 10 years and also plays the role of Mr. Codos, the equivalent to Charles Dickens' “Scrooge.”  Many of last year’s cast are returning, including Danika Leal as Tiny Tina,  Adan Rodriguez as Beto Gonzalez, Joel Gutierrez as Martinez, doubling as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and Armandina Sesin as Adelita, the Ghost of Christmas Present.

“Our Christmas play has a modern day Rio Grande twist and, of course, all the intrigue of Dickens' original Christmas story, including the three ghosts, the children and their families and the battle between good and bad and an outcome that surprises everyone,” Garcia said.

This fun and entertaining play is also a tribute to the mighty Rio Grande and its nearly 1,900-mile journey that begins in Colorado and ends in Brownsville. “So many people take our most precious water source for granted, but in reality without it, we would be lost,” Garcia said.

20171130 ATCC psa pic 1The two-act play with a cast of 16 local actors is set in the city of Pharr and is told predominately in English, with a little Spanish. Performances will be presented at the theater from Wednesday, Dec. 6, through Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. 

Pharr Community Theater tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors and military. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before each play, on a first-come first-serve basis, for the 60-seat PCT theater at 213 West Newcombe, Pharr.  For more information, call 956-239-0412 or 956-655-9308.

The play will also go on tour, with performances in the following three Winter Texan retirement parks:

Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. at Bit-O-Heaven Park, 1051 W Bus. Hwy 83, Donna. Tickets $7. Contact 603-396-2786

Monday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. at Blue Bonnet RV Resort, 3366 N Bentsen Palm Dr., Mission. Tickets $7. Contact 319-321-2485

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. at Pharr South Park, 1402 S Cage Blvd. Pharr. Tickets $7. Contact 956-787-7839

The play will also be presented Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at Pharr Events Center, 3000 N Cage Blvd. Pharr. Tickets $3. Contact 956-402-4500.

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