Long before cable access channels were home to community bulletin boards and City Hall meetings, people sat in basements, filming their very own shows. Of course, now we have YouTube, which is coincidentally home to most of the footage from '80s and '90s cable access shows. Earlene Hoople, the self-described "Queen of Rural Media" in Pat Hazell's festive play, A Kodachrome Christmas, still has a following as a cable access host, and she'll be baking holiday treats and sharing photos of her family when she tapes a Christmas episode of her show. See what happens when homemade reality television collides with the holidays when A Kodachrome Christmas comes to the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $37 to $40. Call 972-744-4650 or visit eisemanncenter.com.
Dec. 8-10, 8 p.m.; Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m., 2011