How about spending an April evening at an unusual Christmas in the tiny Texas town of Doublewide? That’s what’s happening Friday and Saturday nights, April 26 and 27, on the stage of the Dobie West Performing Arts Theatre in George West.

You’ll get to have an evening of laughs watching the once-upon-a-time Christmas happenings and trials of the quirky citizens of the wanna-be town of Doublewide as they get ready to compete in the countywide “Battle of the Mangers.” The fast-paced fun and puns should keep you hoping their lives and their original entry, “Nativity at the Alamo,” will all come out on top before the play ends. 

For the past several years, with a group of dedicated, talented local folks from Pawnee to Mathis and from George West and Three Rivers to Beeville, a wide variety of productions have entertained audiences at the Dobie West Performing Arts Theatre. For each production, directors, casts and crews often travel many miles and always put in many hours to bring live theater to the stage of this historic George West theater.

“A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” has again brought together many of these people plus a number of first-timers, to share their talents with their audiences. Performances are scheduled for 7 o’clock Friday and Saturday evenings at the beautiful old playhouse.

The cast and crew of “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” by Jessie Jones, Nicolas Hope and Jamie Wooten appreciate Sue Winsor’s willingness to come to an unpolished performance and write up the above thoughts from an audience point of view.

Admission for the show is $10. Tickets are now on sale at or they may be purchased at the door. The box office opens at 6:30. 

“A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc., New York, New York.