The elves are coming to Winters

The Winters Theatre Company will present its inaugural 10-Minute Holiday Play Festival with “Elf Help” as the overarching theme. (Courtesy photo)

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By Jim Hewlett
Special to the Express

Looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit? Want to see a play but not sure you want to commit to a two-hour one? Is variety something you enjoy? You are in luck!

The Winters Theatre Company is proud to present its inaugural 10-Minute Holiday Play Festival featuring eight different 10-minute plays that will get you into the holiday spirit with laughter, sighs and maybe even a few tears. The overarching theme is “Elf-Help,” and who couldn’t use all the help they could get these days?

The plays were written by playwrights throughout the US, as well as one written by local playwright Nancy Bovie.

The eight featured plays and playwrights are:

  • “Elftopia” by Jodi Antenor
  • “Gen X Christmas” by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt
  • “Joyeux Noel” by James McLindon
  • “Perhaps a Sidebar on Christmas” by Donald Loftus
  • “Santa Gets Covid” by Nancy Bovie
  • “Santa’s Hard Road to Ho” by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt
  • “Vesper” by Nicholas Bompart
  • “When the World Falls In Love” by Donald Loftus

Shows will be at the Grand Prince Odeum Church at 201 Main St. in Winters at 7:30 p.m. on the following evenings:

  • Thursday, Dec. 8 through Saturday, Dec. 10
  • Thursday, Dec. 15 through Saturday, Dec. 17

Please note, there are no Sunday shows, and all shows start at 7:30 p.m.

There will be an intermission after the first four plays, with a variety of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available.

Tickets can be purchased online on the Winters Theatre Company website at or at the door on the evening of the event. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $10 for children ages 12 and under.

Winters Theatre Company looks forward to elfing around with you in December at their 10-Minute Holiday Play Festival. All questions can be emailed to or call 530-795-4014.

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