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Island Stage Left Island presents ‘A gathering of all’

From left to right, Helen Machin-Smith, Kate Schuman, Daniel Mayes and Nicholas Zervas. - Contributed photo
From left to right, Helen Machin-Smith, Kate Schuman, Daniel Mayes and Nicholas Zervas.
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Omnium Gatherum  means “a gathering of all” and is intended to warm hearts, tickle funny bones, and kindle the spirit of the Season. Island Stage Left chose it as the title for its Christmas show not only because it is a wonderful collection of winter stories, poetry and music, but also because at the heart of the company’s mission is the idea of gathering people together to experience the magic of live theatre.

Kate Schuman, Nicholas Zervas, Daniel Mayes and Helen Machin-Smith comprise the ensemble for this funny and uplifting seasonal piece.  The show features excerpts from  a diverse range of talents - from Garrison Keillor and Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare and Dickens, from Maya Angelou to Billie Collins and from Dean Martin to a medieval carol, this show is truly a gathering of all.

Performances are all at the Roche Harbor Pavilion and runs Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18, 4 p.m., Dec. 21-23, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 24, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reservations recommended for Christmas Eve performances.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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