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Unique South Coast Theater Company Brings Touch Of Ireland To South Coast For Holiday Season

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Performers rehearse for "The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice" this weekend at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theater.

A theater company which takes audiences around the world annually during the holidays is bringing the sounds of Ireland to the South Coast this weekend. Santa Barbara Revels is a unique theater company which mixes professional and community talent.

Susan Keller is Artistic Director of the “Revels” group. She says this year’s show is called “The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Keller says it has a unique role in the community, giving people the chance to participate with professional performers.

The Irish themed production is the latest in the company’s globetrotting holiday shows. “The Christmas Revels: An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice” includes 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday shows , and a 2:30 Sunday performance at the Lobero Theater.