A Trailer Park Christmas

TPX Fruit Cake

Created by Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem
Produced by Rachel Klem

December 7 – 16, 2017

Yes. it’s Durham’s very own Beloved Holiday Classic. Jeffrey Moore and Rachel Klem’s epic down home Yuletide Faulknerian farce returns for its 10th year, and for the first time at Manbites Dog!

Set in West Durham, this interactive, family-friendly holiday entertainment follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado.

Featuring: Jeffrey Moore, Rachel Klem, David Berberian, Amanda Hahn, Drina Dunlap, Nancy Pekar, Steven Warnock, Rus Hames

Presented as part of Manbites Dog’s Other Voices Series

A Personal Invitation from Loraine Dodson,
Whispering Pines Trailer Park, West Durham:

“Dear Friends- Please join our family for holiday festivities at our trailer, row M, lot 16. There will be snacks, a little karaoke, and a lot of love as we celebrate the season together. No need to bring anything except yourselves, RSVP if you’re coming. See you soon! Love, Loraine.”

PLUS: A Special One Night Only Event:
WHEN: Saturday December 9, 2017 at 7:30
WHAT: Your favorite Trailer Park crew will be competing in this one-time-only “open mic night” to see who walks back to their trailer with the holiday trophy.
WHO: Hosted by Meemaw Hussy and her daughter Loraine
WHERE: Whispering Pines Trailer Park, row M, lot 16 (c/o Manbites Dog)
WHY: To fill you up with holiday cheer and whatnot.
COST: $17; $15 for Senior/Military/Student
MORE: Get all the details here.
RSVP: Let us know you’re coming.

2017-18 Season Producers:
David Ball and Susan C. Pochapsky, Dorrie Casey and Archie Purcell, Barbara Dickinson and Michel Tharp, Marybeth Dugan and Kenny Dalsheimer, Mig and Michael Hayes, Jane Holding, Thomas S. Kenan III, John Martin and Robert Anthony McVeigh, Michael O’Foghludha and Linda Daniel

Manbites Dog Theater’s 2017-2018 season is supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


• Thu Dec 7 – 7:30
• Fri Dec 8 – 7:30 – SOLD OUT*
• Sat Dec 9 – 2:00 Matinee (no evening performance of TPC)
(Note: Special event Sat night)
• Sun Dec 10 – 2:00 Matinee SOLD OUT*
• Thur Dec 14 – 7:30 – SOLD OUT*
• Fri Dec 15 – 7:30 – SOLD OUT*
• Sat Dec 16 – 7:30 – SOLD OUT*
* NOTE: We are now sold out of advance tickets for all remaining shows: Thur Dec 14, Fri Dec 15 and Sat Dec 16. We expect to have a few tickets available at the door each night, and will start an in-person-only wait list when we open box office about 6:30 the night of each show.

Sorry, we won’t know in advance how many tickets will be available or what your chances are. For more info on wait list policies, go here and click on the ‘Waiting List’ tab.


Buy tickets online
Adult: $24
Senior/Military/Student: $22
Season Flex Passes accepted for all shows

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