Entertainment Briefs

'Christmas Carol' reading offered at historic barn

Canal Corners Farm presents The Lantern Theatre Production of "A Cold, Cold Reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. Seven actors and a piano accompanist will take the stagein Gleeson's barn at the corner of Canal Road and Tinkers Creek Road in Valley View and read Mr. Dickens' masterwork.

The reading will be accompanied by hot cocoa, cider and Christmas cheer and will be followed by Christmas carols.

The Gleeson barn, a 1905 Wisconsin-style dairy barn, a stone's throw away from the Ohio & Erie Canal in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is the site of Canal Corners Farm and The Lantern Theatre.

Admission is $10 and reservations are suggested by calling 216-401-5131.

The Big, Red Barn at Canal Corners Farm is at 7243 Canal Road in Valley View. For details, visit www.lanterntheatreohio.com.


Catechism' at

Akron Civic Theatre

"Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold" is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of "Late Nite Catechism," as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages -- whatever happened to the Magi's gold? ("We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri - they were in a barn after all.")

Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, she employs her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as audience members.

Ticket prices are $37.50 and $27.50. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office, by calling 330-253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com.