The Gifts of the Magi

The Gifts of the Magi $13, $11.70 (10% off)

Mark St. Germain & Randy Courts

Published by Dramatists Play Service

4 Male 2 Female

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It's Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless

And so - as those familiar with the famous O'Henry story are aware - they solve their dilemma by both parting with their most precious possessions ...

She, her beautiful long hair

He, his heirloom pocket watch

Thereby creating - at least for a magical moment - an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city

In addition to their story we share glimpses of various city folk (played by the same two performers) going about their holiday business ...

Particularly the hilarious plight of a cheerful bum named Soapy, who wants only to get arrested so he can spend the night in a cozy cell

And Willy, the newsboy-narrator, who adds his own melodious contribution and informative observations to the delightfully tuneful proceedings

A heart-warming, captivating musical treat, drawn from two short stories by the immortal O.Henry

First presented by New York's Lamb's Theatre Company, the work is easy to stage, warmed by sentiment and humor, filled with lilting songs, and certain to please audiences of all ages


" crisp and entertaining " ~ NY Daily News

" slick family entertainment the show ticks along like clockwork " ~ NY Times

" a bright and beguiling musical calculated to bring a laugh to the throat and a misty tear to the eye of theatregoers, young or old" ~ NY Tribune

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