Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees brings equal parts humor and heart to your holiday season. Written by our own local playwright, Maribeth McCarthy!
What happens when you combine an overbearing Southern mother, a less-than-matronly career woman, two sets of new parents, terrible twins and a snowstorm at Christmas? Find out in MCT’s holiday production of Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees.
Almost a year after they all met at Maggie’s baby shower in Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams, the James and London families are together again. This time it is to spend Christmas on a luxurious cruise ship (all but Mama Jubilee, that is). However, when a sudden snowstorm threatens their plans, both families find themselves stuck at Mama’s overly crowded, overly decorated and completely overly Southern home. Over the course of their confinement, they must figure out a way to keep the spirit of Christmas alive while not killing each other in the process. Featuring the original cast of Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams, this is a hilarious and heartwarming story of blended families discovering the true magic of Christmas…each other.
Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees is running December 3-12, 2021 live at MCT’s theater in the Odd Fellows Building at 400 N. Main St, Meadville, PA. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm, and something very special. We are excited to announce that we are able to bring this show directly into your home! For those not able to make it to our theater, you may buy tickets to receive a link to a recording of the performance. We know that there is nothing like live theater, but that may not always be an option for everyone. MCT is pleased to be able to give everyone an opportunity to see this show where two very different families are forced to stay under one roof for the holidays and, naturally, shenanigans ensue!
MCT prides itself on being a community focused organization. It only makes sense for us to support Toys for Tots this holiday season since we are preforming a holiday show, which includes teddy bears of course. For the first weekend of Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees, bring a new toy to donate to Toys for Tots and receive one dollar off your ticket price. This only applies to tickets purchased at the door, so call to make your reservations (814-333-1773) if bringing a toy. Toys for Tots’ deadline is December 5, therefore this opportunity is only available for performances on December 3-5.
If you follow MCT on social media (Facebook, Instagram) you know, we often run ticket giveaways for our shows. We have an extra special one involving teddy bears Cubby and Buddy, twin teddies for the two babies in Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees. Cubby and Buddy will be going on some Meadville adventures. We will post the fun on our social media pages, you let us know in the comments where they are. Be correct all eight times and be entered in a drawing to win a pair of tickets to the Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees performance of your choice. Follow MCT today to make sure you don’t miss out on the first clue!
Tickets for Sweet Tea and Christmas Trees are available now by calling 814-333-1773 or going online at mct1967.square.site. Adults are $13.00, students and seniors are $11.00, and online viewing is $10.00. As covid continues, we are requiring all audience members to wear a face mask while in our building.