Miracle on 34th Street
Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture. Comedy/Drama adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies
November 11, 12, 13 and 18, 19, 20
Directed by Jim Hull
By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris believes he is the real Santa Claus, and in his time at Macy's he unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Doris Walker, Macy's personnel manager, has given up on fairy tales in the wake of her bitter divorce. She is concerned about the impact Kris will have on her daughter, Susan. Fred Gayley, an attorney and the Walker's friend and neighbor, believes Kris will be a positive influence on the already cynical young Susan. Fred also hopes that Doris will find faith in the kindhearted Kris, and that her belief in Kris will open up her heart to love once again.
Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, Alberta Sawyer, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Fred defends Kris, claiming that Kris is the real Santa Claus. The following events impact the history and belief in Santa Claus around the world.
In this story of hope and faith, each person must face their own ideas about good-will and belief in the kindness of people. Miracle on 34th Street "is a tale 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," Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Tickets for Miracle on 34th Street will go on sale Nov. 7 for season ticket holders and Nov. 8 for the general public.
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