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Dunwoody holiday play won't leave you dismayed

Dunwoody's Stage Door Players presents the premier of Atlanta playwright Topher Payne's family comedy "Let Nothing You Dismay" from Dec. 4 to Dec. 20 at the North DeKalb Cultural Arts Center.

"Let Nothing You Dismay," the community theater's first venture into commissioned work, tells the story of Allie and Kevin, a couple adopting their first child through open adoption. When the mother of their child goes into labor on Christmas Day, Allie and Kevin ask their families to give them space until they bring the baby home. No one heeds their wishes, and what ensues is a brisk romp in which eight actors portray 22 colorful characters.

Payne calls the play "a celebration of family as [he] experienced it, the people you come from and the people you pick up along the way."

Surely, the entire family will delight in this fresh theatrical take on the holiday comedy, one that is both laugh-out-loud funny and a touching reminder of how much more we are alike than we realize.

"Let Nothing You Dismay" | 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 4-20

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Starring Bryan Brendle, Amanda Cucher, Mark Gray, Shelly McCook, Doyle Reynolds, Gina Rickicki, Emily Sams and Ben Silver. Directed by Shannon Eubanks.

Stage Door Players, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody GA 30338

(770) 396-1726

www.stagedoorplayers.net

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