Merry Gentlemen is a full-length play heavily inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In it Ben Dickens’ and his son Tim’s paths mystically cross those of various characters who lead Ben and Tim out of their bleak and sometimes ridiculous lives, and into the Spirit of Christmas with many laughs along the way.
The play is written by Sheila Rinear, a San Antonio-based, award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her work has been commissioned, developed and produced throughout the United States but especially in Texas where The Playhouse San Antonio, The Classic Theatre, and The Overtime Theatre are her artistic homes. Commissioned six times in the past 8 years by the City of San Antonio to produce performance pieces for Luminaria, Rinear also teaches Playwriting and Screenwriting at NESA (San Antonio Arts Magnet High School) and serves The Dramatists Guild as Regional Rep for Austin-San Antonio.
Performance dates: November 25, 26 and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23 at 8:00 pm; December 11 at 3:00 pm; December 18 at 7:00 pm