“Frozen” will be Final Movies in the Park

Movies in ParkThe final “Movies in the Park” hosted by the Paris Main Street organization will be Thursday, July 24th. The extremely popular Disney movie, “Frozen” will close out the 2014 summer season.

Preceding the movie on Thursday night will be a special showing of several short films produced by aspiring, young local directors who participated in this summer’s PCT Film Workshop, led by Chase Ramsey and Cody Head.

Movies in the Park is located in Bywaters Park, at 400 S. Main Street in downtown Paris. The event is free for the whole family, and begins at 8pm.

Concessions are available for sale and include popcorn, drinks, cotton candy, snow cones, pizza and candy. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact Cheri Bedford at 903-784-9293 or email cbedford@paristexas.gov.

2014 Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Maxey House

Maxey HouseThe Sam Bell Maxey House will be having a stuffed animal sleepover on Friday, July 25th.

At 6:30pm, children can bring their stuffed animals, dolls or action figures to the Sam Bell Maxey House, located at 812 Church Street, for a sleepover. After introductions, everyone is invited to stay for an early bedtime story and a snack. At the end of the story, good-byes will be said as the children leave the toys overnight.

On Saturday, July 26th from 9am-4pm the children can come pick up their favorite teddy bear or doll and find out what they were up to in the historic home overnight.  Children will receive their toy back along with pictures of the fun that was had at the sleepover.  Children can then participate in some of the same activities and games will be set up outside.

This event is free.

The Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site is run by the Texas Historical Commission. The House built in the High Victorian Italianate style in 1868 was the family residence of Sam Bell Maxey, a Mexican War Veteran, Confederte general and two-term US Senator.  Regular tours are given Tuesday -Saturday.

‘The White Liars/Black Comedy’ runs through this weekend and next at PCT; click for photo gallery

Paris Community Theatre is geared up for this weekend’s premiere of ‘The White Liars’ and ‘Black Comedy’, which are two comical plays that share the same cast and run together. The showings will start with a special fundraising performance tomorrow night and run through July 27 (July 18-20, 24-27). The play is sponsored by First Federal Community Bank and Harrison, Walker & Harper.

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‘The White Liars’ – Eccentric fortune teller, Sophie, tells Tom his fortune, as he listens with apparent dismay. (eParisExtra photo by Josh Allen)

‘The White Liars’, directed by Lisa Martin, is a comedy, revolving around two young men as they consult a disillusioned and eccentric fortune teller living in a decaying seaside resort, while ‘Black Comedy’, directed by Will Walker, is a one-act farcical play that involves a young sculptor and a power outage that leaves all the characters unable to see in the dark.

“‘The White Liars’ is a wonderful character piece with lots of surprises,” Martin said. “It really shows how people present themselves to the world, versus how they really are.”

“‘Black Comedy is in the dark, although to the audience it will be lighted, and really reveals that everyone is honest in the dark,” Walker added.


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‘Black Comedy’ – Brindsley embraces Clea, as Harold eavesdrops on the conversation.

Cast comments:

“‘Black Comedy’ has been a real challenge for me — a delightful challenge,” Haley Hines, who plays Clea, said. “It’s been hard getting the accents down, since it’s a British comedy, but I really think the audiences will enjoy it and get a good laugh.”

Dalton Smith, who plays Frank in ‘The White Liars’ and Brindsley in ‘Black Comedy’, added, “Both shows depict how you should be yourself over lying about your self. The comedy helps portray the message in a farcical style.”

JJ Freelen, who plays Tom in ‘The White Liars’ and Harold in ‘Black Comedy’, said, “I think audiences will enjoy the show. ‘White Liars’ is a classic British drama that tells the story of these peoples’ lives and how the white lies stack up to make who they are. And then, ‘Black Comedy’ is a perfect foil to the show because it’s ‘slap-sticky’ and all around fun — a fun show to watch and see what happens to the characters in the dark and the ridiculous situations that happen to them while they cannot see.”


“It’s been a real privilege working with Will directing these two plays, as well as the cast and crew,” Martin concluded.

Showtimes are 7:30 each evening, with matinee showings on each Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The special fundraising performance tomorrow will go to the benefit of the New Hope Center of Paris and is being hosted by Premier Home Care & Hospice, as well as the play’s regular sponsors.

By Josh Allen, eParisExtra

'The White Liars' - Tom shoves Frank down after angering lies are revealed to him.

‘The White Liars’ – Tom shoves Frank down after angering lies are revealed to him.

'Black Comedy' - Miss Furnival is passed out after too much to drink, while Brindsley attempts to 'hide' Harold's couch.

‘Black Comedy’ – Miss Furnival is passed out after too much to drink, while Brindsley attempts to ‘hide’ Harold’s couch.

Brindsley prays for all to go well, as Carol is caught by surprise when the power goes out.

‘Black Comedy’ – Brindsley prays for all to go well, as Carol is caught by surprise when the power goes out.

'Black Comedy' - Millionaire Bamberger enters, while Brindsley and Clea hide from Harold and the Colonel (not pictured)

‘Black Comedy’ – Millionaire Bamberger enters, while Brindsley and Clea hide from Harold and the Colonel (not pictured)

OMG Designs BOGO Sale

OMGOMG Designs, a unique clothing boutique for women in downtown Paris, is running a Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) Sale on all Chaser Brand tees today through Saturday.

Holly Bailey, owner of OMG Designs, says “next week will be another BOGO sale on something different in the store.”

Last week, OMG celebrated their one year anniversary with  a “Pop in & Save” sale where customers popped a balloon for savings from 20-70% off any one regularly priced item.

OMG Designs is a fun, eclectic and funky shop that has clothes, accessories, shoes and chic fashions for ladies of all ages! Features brands such as Chinese Laundry, Naughty Monkey, Not Rated, Dolce Vita, Gypsy Junkies, and more!

OMG is located in downtown Paris, off the square at 13 1st SE Street (between Clarksville and Lamar). OMG is off the beaten path, but a little treasure!  They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm or by private appointment.

For more information visit shopomgdesigns.com or call 903-574-1419.

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OMG Designs Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

omg flashOMG Designs, a unique clothing boutique for women in downtown Paris, is celebrating their one year anniversary!

To commemorate the anniversary, OMG will be having an Anniversary Sale on Thursday July 3rd.  This special sale be a “Pop in & Save” sale where customers pop a balloon for savings from 20-70% off any one regularly priced item. All sales will be final and not applicable on previous purchases.

OMG Designs will also be serving snacks and refreshments on Thursday.


OMG Designs is a fun, eclectic and funky shop that has clothes, accessories, shoes and chic fashions for ladies of all ages! Features brands such as Chinese Laundry, Naughty Monkey, Not Rated, Dolce Vita, Gypsy Junkies, and more!

OMG is located in downtown Paris, off the square at 13 1st SE Street (between Clarksville and Lamar). OMG is off the beaten path, but a little treasure!  They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am-6pm or by private appointment.

OMGFor more information visit shopomgdesigns.com or call 903-574-1419.