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Frann Carnivele, of Orland Park, directs a young cast ensemble during a dress rehearsal for “The Christmas Express,” which concluded the Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s 25th season and Carnivele’s tenure at the helm. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Director Frann Carnivele, of Orland Park, speaks to a young cast ensemble of “The Christmas Express” during a dress rehearsal for the production, which was staged Dec. 7-9. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Bryan Riess, of Orland Park, portrays Satch Brunswick in the opening scene of “The Christmas Express.”
Mollie McCormick, of Orland Park, performs in “The Christmas Express.”
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
12:30 pm CST December 11, 2018
“The Christmas Express” notably marked the end of the Orland Park Theatre Troupe’s 25th anniversary season. But the show, staged Dec. 7-9, also was the last directed by Frann Carnivele, as her part-time position was cut in the Village’s 2019 budget.