Miracle on 34th Street

Adaptation by Dave Brandl

Doris Walker, an employee of Macy's Department Store on 34th Street in New York, hires a man named Kris Kringle to play Santa. She becomes upset, however, when a neighbor, Fred Gayley, brings her young and much too serious daughter, Susan, to the store to see this jolly Santa. After all, her daughter doesn't need to believe in this fantasy. When Doris calls in Kris to prove to Susan he is just playing a role, he staunchly states he really is Santa! And his goodwill is infectious. As Macy's Santa, he recommends customers shop at other stores for better bargains, and, far from being a marketing disaster, his advice turns into the best public relations campaign ever. Benevolence spreads over the city, even into the Walker household where Kris helps young Susan to use her imagination and play make-believe like other children. She confides in him, however, her single Christmas wish is a real house with a real back yard. In fact, she'll believe he is Santa ONLY if he brings her that gift. How he proves he is the "one and only Santa" in the courtroom as well as to young Susan and her mother makes this a most heartwarming play.

Produced by Pec Playhouse Theatre at 314 Main Street, Pecatonica, IL

Performances: November 15 - December 1, 2002

Nov. 15-17, 22-24, 29-30, Dec. 1 at Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Ticket Prices $7-$9

Call 800-208-9198 or www.pecplayhouse.org for reservations or more information.