Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner
Dec. 8-9, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 9-10, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.
Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner (aka Red Skelton's 's Christmas Dinner) is a TV special that premiered on HBO on Dec. 13, 1981. The program stars Red Skelton (1913-1997), an American entertainer with national radio and TV acts, including The Red Skelton Show.
In our stage version of the show, Freddie the Freeloader prepares to scrape together money and enjoy a Christmas dinner with his equally poverty-stricken friend, Professor Humperdo, at one of New York's fancy restaurants. Stopping along the way, he visits a hospital and entertains some children for Christmas. The special includes drama, miming, and music for which Skelton was known.
PCT will bring this story to life in a unique holiday-themed production just in time for the holidays.