The Play “A Tejano Christmas Carol” returns to the Pharr Community Theater


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Through popular demand, the Pharr Community Theater will once again present the play “A Tejano Christmas Carol” a 2nd year.  The play was such an artistic success last year that City of Pharr Media director, Gary Rodriguez, asked if PCT could repeat the play again this Christmas”, said Pedro Garcia, CEO and artistic director.  Garcia has been directing the theater company for the last 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 Garcia as Codos, 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”, added Garcia. This fun and entertaining play is also a tribute to the mighty Rio Grande River and it’s nearly 1,900 mile journey that begins in Colorado and ends in Brownsville, TX. “So many people take our most precious water source for granted, but in reality without it, we would be lost,” said Garcia.

The 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, December 6, through Saturday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m.  PCT tickets are $7 general admission and $5 students, seniors and military. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before each play, on a first come first serve bases, for the 60 seat PCT theater at 213 West Newcombe, Pharr, TX.  For more information, please 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, December 11, @ 7 p.m. at Bit-O-Heaven Park, 1051 W Bus. Hwy 83, Donna, TX, Tickets $7, Contact 603-396-2786
  • Monday, December 18, @ 7 p.m. at Blue Bonnet RV Resort, 3366 N Bentsen Palm Dr. Mission, TX, Tickets $7, Contact 319-321-2485
  • Wednesday, December 20, @ 7 p.m. at Pharr South Park, 1402 S Cage Blvd. Pharr, TX, Tickets $7, Contact 956-787-7839

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

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