"When the audience and Noelle understand the Uninvited Guest’s presence, the reveal may just be one of the best Christmas presents ever."

Lehigh Valley Press review


Douglas Graves, reviewing in Lehigh Valley Press, wrote, “Noelle, a Christmas Cocktail in Two Acts,” written and directed by Ara Barlieb and co-produced by Barlieb and Pamela McLean Wallace, is funny, sad and worth seeing, not just for the superb acting, but for the story."

Crowded Kitchen Players is auditioning for female actors, ages 21 and older, for its critically acclaimed and heart-warming Christmas play, "Noelle: A Christmas Cocktail in Two Acts", which will be performed as an Old Time Radio Play at The Ice House in Bethlehem in December 2022.

-Needed are women to play Noelle's adult grand-daughter, her daughter-in-law, and her County social worker.-

Auditions will be held November 2 at 700PM in The Kitchen at 1680 Minesite Road, Allentown, PA.

Auditions will be a reading from the script with prospective scene partners.

Please call for information, 610-704-6974.

"Noelle" tells the story of an elderly woman in decline who finds herself surrounded on Christmas Eve by concerned family and caretakers who are all more than somewhat dysfunctional.

They include her deeply frustrated son and numerous family members; a lascivious pastor; a lonely neighbor; a larcenous ex-daughter-in-law; a bibulous doctor; and a devoted county caseworker, all of whom alternately counsel and pressure Noelle to accept their well-meaning, but unwelcome intentions for her.

"Noelle" will be performed Dec 16-18 and Dec 20-23.