The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy’s Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for four performances only. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy’s as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter’s refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?
The production will be directed by The Artistic Home Associate Artistic Director Kayla Adams and performed by a cast including ensemble members Kristin Collins, Julian Hester and John LaFlamboy. They will be joined by R.J. Coleman, Robert Dean, Michael Denini, Christopher Donaldson, Sean Harklerode, Moira Hughes, Mike Krystosek, Brian Sheridan, Jenna Steege and Joshua J. Volkers.
Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play
Based on a story by Valentine Davies
Directed by Kayla Adams
December 2 - 16, 2016
Saturdays at 2 pm
Sunday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under
The Artistic Home Theatre
1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago
tickets: 866/811-4111 or go tohttp://www.theartistichome.org/
Accessible via the CTA #65 Grand bus and the Blue Line.
Kayla Adams is a Chicago-based Director and producer who recently completed a directing internship at The Artistic Home. Her work has been seen in Chicago, across the greater Seattle area, and in Mexico City. Kayla holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University.
ABOUT THE ARTISTIC HOME The Artistic Home is noted for their innovative and intimate presentations of rarely-produced classics as well developing new works. Audiences may know The Artistic Home best from BY THE BOG OF CATS, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, and WEDDING BAND, produced earlier this year, or their recent Jeff-Nominated productions of THE SEAGULL, WATCH ON THE RHINE, MACBETH and THE LATE HENRY MOSS; or the 2013 Jeff Award-winner THE GODDESS. Other Artistic Home productions include the Jeff-Award-winning production of JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, which also received three After Dark Awards, the Jeff-Nominated SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, THE TALLEST MAN, LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, NATURAL AFFECTION, FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS, AFTER THE FALL and PEER GYNT (which also received an After Dark award for Direction).
For more than 15 years, The Artistic Home has consistently produced compelling theatre in Chicago. First formed in 1998 with the belief that the actor is at the heart of great theater, the company strives to give birth to unforgettable moments; to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact; to readdress the classics and explore new works with passion.
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