November 16 – December 9
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY
by Mountain Community Theater
Directed by Peter Gelblum
**All shows for the final weekend of “Miracle” have sold out online. There will be a few tickets available at the box office, which opens at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday.**
Join us for MCT’s 10th production (and first since 2012) of its very own “Miracle” – the play that MCT’s founders wrote and first produced in 1982. The holiday favorite tells the heart-warming story, familiar to most from the classic 1947 film, of a gentle old man named Kris Kringle who believes he is Santa Claus and who uses kindness and generosity to convince a little girl and then everyone else that he is, in fact, St. Nick.
The story is well-known to moviegoers: from the 1947 Oscar-winning film starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and a young Natalie Wood:By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s staff psychologist, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. “This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really.” Santa Cruz Sentinel.
The cast includes both MCT favorites and newcomers: Jackson Wolffe as Kris Kringle, Ann McCormick, Nat Robinson, Hadassah Ring, Steve Capasso, Chelsea Terrell, Rita Wadsworth, Melissa Gomez, Larry Cuprys, Kathleen Eschen-Pipes, Geraldine Byrne, Andrew Ring, Emi Roberts, Sophie Bisgaard, Ken Bisgaard, Corin Triona, Lara Triona, Rob Wojtasiewicz, Tom Goldrup, Giovanni Ricigliano, Nora Brylowski, Sara Brylowski, Susanne Guth, Julia Guth, Martha Burton, and Olivia Gillanders.
MCT’s founders wrote the script for “Miracle” in 1982, and it has been updated several times since. The script is published by Dramatic Publishing Company; hundreds of theater companies all over the United States and Canada have licensed and performed it. This will be MCT’s 10th production of its “Miracle”, and its first since 2012. Peter Gelblum, who is directing this production, starred as Kris Kringle in the 2010 and 2012 productions.
Miracle on 34th Street opens November 16, 2018 and plays through December 9, 2018.
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