Set in rural South Carolina is the upcoming Aiken Community Playhouse show “Fruitcakes.”

The Christmas play is directed by Dave Howard and will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, as well as Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12.

The play will continue at 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 6 at the AECOM Center for Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for ages 60 and older, $12 for students and $7 for ages younger than 12.

Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for Golden Harvest Food Bank, 81 Capital Drive.

“Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two Southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat and a Christmas hog, and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer,” the play’s description states.

The play is written by South Carolina director, designer and playwright Julian Wiles.

For more information, visit, or call 803-648-1438.

Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012.