‘Farley,’ up close
Holiday theater • See Utah’s quintessential holiday drama, performed by the man who wrote it.
Published: December 12, 2011 08:38AM
Updated: December 12, 2011 08:38AM
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Utah Valley University theater department chair James Arrington will present his one-man show 'The Farley Family Xmas' Dec. 15-17 and 19 at the school's Ragan Theater. Courtesy UVU marketing & Communications

Never mind the Ghost of Marley. Never mind Tiny Tim. Never mind all the versions of Dickens’ Christmas tale that come out at Christmas like credit cards brandished at shopping malls.

For some, the true dramatic event of the holiday is “The Farley Family Xmas,” James Arrington’s 1997 stage drama, played by anywhere from one to four actors portraying some 20 different characters. There’s nothing quite like it for laughs per line, and certainly nothing like seeing a playwright perform his own work, as Arrington will do for three night at Utah Valley University’s Ragan Theater. Arrington, a specialist of one-person shows and chair of UVU’s department for theatrical arts for stage and screen, is also the author of “Here’s Brother Brigham.”

“The Farley Family Xmas”

When • Dec. 15-17, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Ragan Theater of Sorensen Student Center on campus of Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem

Tickets • $10. Call 801-863-7529 or visit www.uvu.edu/arts.

“The Farley Family Xmas”

When • Dec. 15-17, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Ragan Theater of Sorensen Student Center on campus of Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem

Tickets • $10. Call 801-863-7529 or visit www.uvu.edu/arts.