Lucky Star

"In the beginnin' there weren't nothin'," or so begins the backwoods biblical genesis of the world in the play Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. The WaterTower Theatre has a seasonal offering of a more hillbilly-ish variety this Christmas, presenting a play about the Reverend Ledbetter and his Open Heart Congregation in the Appalachian Mountains. While it's tempting to imagine something along the lines of Deliverance, this story, complete with biblical reenactments, is more in the "Good night, John Boy" vein of The Waltons. So there's promise of hillbilly speak, some toe-tapping songs and a good time to be had by all. Unless that kid from Deliverance shows up. Then all bets are off. Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity is playing at the WaterTower Theatre in Addison, 15650 Addison Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $40. Call 972-450-6232 or visit watertowertheatre.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 13, 2 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 12. Continues through Dec. 21, 2008
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Dianna Wray
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