Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story begins Thursday

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 11/28/2017 - 07:34
Cast members from Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story share the lessons they learned from the play

Saline Area Players will open “Silent Night: The Real(ish) Story” this THURSDAY, November 30 and through December 3 at Fifth Corner, 211 Willis Rd.

The play, written and directed by Kara Cardella, tells the story about how the famous Christmas carol, Silent Night, came into being, with a big dose of embellishment.  In a recent interview, Kara said that she likes to find stories that have some kind of a moral.  After all, ‘tis the season. Who better to fill us in on what we might learn through this play than the cast.  To get a little preview, I interviewed cast members from elementary age through adult and asked, “What is a moral or lesson that you learned from this play?”

Here are some of the responses:

* Miracles can happen in spite of seeming obstacles – we have to open our minds to them.

* You can find something good in anything.

* Simple is beautiful

* Be open to new experiences

* Don’t give up

* To follow God’s plan for your life

* Simple is beautiful

* There is no such thing as a holly bear

* New ideas aren’t always bad

* Even when things look dim, they can sometimes end up even better than before.

* When things go wrong, it is a chance to make progress

* Don’t judge people too quickly

* The tiny miracles can be the biggest.


* Kids shouldn’t run into organs!

Come see the show to figure out which lessons you can take away.  It is a perfect outing for the whole family – enjoy music, comedy, poignant moments, and even some audience participation.  Show times are November 30 & December 1 at 7:30 PM, December 2 at 1 & 3 PM, and December 3 at 3 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by cash or check.  They can be reserved via email at [email protected] or by calling 734-255-4388.  Full information is on the website at The seating is general admission and there are a few steps into the auditorium.