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The new play is inspired by eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon who wrote The New York Sun in 1897 to ask if Santa Claus really existed.
FORT WORTH, TX, December 08, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Fresh from the successful run of Witches, a play inspired by witches in history and pop culture, the resourceful players at The Luckenbooth Theatre in Fort Worth Design District will be staging another original work, Yes, Virginia. There is Santa Clause, to celebrate Christmas and to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Written and directed by Luckenbooth's Artistic Director Megan Hildebrand, the new play is inspired by eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon who wrote The New York Sun in 1897 to ask if Santa Claus really existed.
The paper's touching reply has become the most reprinted editorial of all time. In part, the editors wrote, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy."
Cast members with leading roles include Taylor Cordill (Virginia), Abby Hill (Grace), Sydni Embry (Eve), Kamille Isom (Hazel). They are joined by Carly Mason (Mary), Zoe Turcios (Avery), Emma Dewbre (Holly) and Fred Patterson as Jolly Old Saint Nick himself.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by visiting LuckenboothTheatre.com or by emailing [email protected]. The performance will be broadcast live via YouTube to ticket holders each evening starting at 8 pm on December 15-20.
One hundred percent of the money generated by ticket sales will be used to support The Luckenbooth Theatre and to further its mission of bringing live theatre to the local community. In addition, the cast of the show is collecting stamped letters to Santa. For each letter collected, Make-a-Wish Foundation will receive a $1 donation. Be sure to pass your Santa letters on to a Luckenbooth elf.
About The Luckenbooth Theatre
The Luckenbooth Theatre is a professional theatre company that stages new works from local artists and reintroduces established works to their patrons in original, thought-provoking ways. Their Academy is committed to training the next generation of actors and performers. Children and teens receive direction from working, industry professionals and are never denied an opportunity to participate in their programming. Luckenbooth proudly welcomes children and teens of all capabilities into its theatre family. Visit The Luckenbooth Theatre on Facebook.
About Fort Worth Design District
Fort Worth Design District is a business enclave made for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, design, architecture, technology, and other fields that prize both design and aesthetics. About 40 acres, Fort Worth Design District features retail shop spaces, Alliance area studio spaces and workshops, showrooms, light industrial spaces for makers, distributors and manufacturers and office warehouse space. The center of the district is Box Office Warehouse Suites (BOWS), an eco-friendly business park made from 100 recycled shipping containers. The Fort Worth Design District is known for hosting an annual graffiti art festival that attracts top spray can artists from across the United States.
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