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Get ready for the holiday season as DreamWrights Center for Community Arts brings the show Prancer to its main stage. Little Jessica Riggs finds an injured reindeer she’s convinced is Santa’s helper Prancer, and she wants to secretly nurse him back to health in time for Christmas Eve. Will she be able to keep Prancer a secret from her father and small town? 

DreamWrights’ production of Prancer is guest directed by Jess Crowe and has two casts alternating each production. The star of the show, Prancer, is a life-sized puppet brought to life by three helpers. Audience members will get a chance to meet Santa’s reindeer and take pictures before each show. Santa Claus will also be out for photographs.

Watching the movie Prancer is a holiday tradition for director Crowe, and she is excited to bring the story’s messages to the public. 

Prancer embodies the power of the heart,” Crowe said. “Prancer has sought Jessica out because of the pure love in her heart and her unwavering belief in Santa Claus. It is her strength and courage in the face of adversity that saves Prancer from a dark fate.” 

The story follows Jessica and her father, John, in the small town of Three Oaks. John is always working to keep the roof over their heads and learns that any struggles his family must face are better faced together – even if it’s getting a reindeer ready to fly. 

“This story, with its heartwarming messages of love, family, and hope, is as relevant today as ever,” Crowe said. “There are many times that Jessica helps the people around her get past their grief and darkness to find the warmth and beauty of life.”

Prancer runs from Dec. 13 to 22 with shows at 7 and 3 p.m. This show is for all ages. Tickets are $12 or $16 in advance and $2 more at the door. Tickets can be purchased without fees at DreamWrights.org.

The Touch Tour and Audio Described show are set for Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and can be done by calling DreamWrights at 717-848-8623 or by emailing info@dreamwrights.org.

This show is sponsored in part St. Onge and Smith Village Home Furnishings.