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We're incredibly sorry to announce that we must cancel the show because several of our cast members have tested positive for the virus. Please stay safe... and we'll see you in 2022!

Don't miss our 2021 Christmas show

"Hope Springs, Eternal"

What would you do if someone offered you more money than you've ever seen in your life to do something worse than anything you've ever done in your life? It all starts when a man named Charlie wanders into the Hope Springs sheriff's office one afternoon during the Christmas season. Some say Charlie is an angel but he sure makes one devil of a mess. Who is Charlie and what is he up to?

The award-winning San Diego North County Players brings the exciting stage play, "Hope Springs, Eternal" to the stage this holiday season.

Written by master storyteller and nationally published playwright Charles Caratti, "Hope Springs, Eternal" tells the story of a post-World War II Midwestern town caught up a web of lies, corruption, and ultimate redemption.

Told in the tradition of beloved classics like "A Christmas Carol," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "It's a Wonderful Life," "Hope Springs, Eternal" is just the thing to get you into the holiday spirit.

"Hope Springs, Eternal" is perfect for the entire family (mild PG-rated language) and the venue provides plenty of space to socially distance if you wish with an air purification system for added safety. Plenty of well-lit parking, a snack bar and refreshments, including wine, are available.

"Give yourself a break, catch a show!"


A few comments from reviewers and attendees of past shows:

"Action, humor, drama, twists and
turns -- this show has it all!"
-- Peter Rayman
("Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Angels")
"A smart presentation -- and possibly the most
pleasant history lesson I've ever had!"

-- Rick Marian
("Passage Into Fear")
"This show is fabulous!"
-- Diane Cunningham
("Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens")
"So much fun! Our kids loved it!"
-- Kyle Jannet
("Sky Takes a Bite Out of Crime ")
"We all had a great time! And that little
girl in the show; what a doll!"

-- Janice Dayle
("Passage Into Fear")
"So intimate, it felt like we were inside a movie!"
-- Deanna and Ronnie Beale
("All the Time in the World ")
"Caratti's love letter to a time gone by."
-- The North County Times ("All the Time in the World")
"The California Center for the Arts was the
perfect venue for a show this good!"
-- Martin Franz ("It's a Wonderful Christmas Carol")
"I've seen previous productions but this is
by far the best... Excellent acting and
fantastic visual and sound effects. All in all,
it's a wonderful theatrical experience."
-- Mel Alpert
("Passage Into Fear")
"This is just the right show for someone who
says they don't normally enjoy theater."
-- Jack Brell
("Mark Twain's A Christmas Carol")

Heartfelt THANKS to the nearly 1,000 who attended
our most recent show,
"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Angels"
at the California Center for the Arts!


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