Holiday Cheer

Twist of the Magi returns to Edmonds with holiday fun

Nov 14, 2018

Twist of the Magi returns to the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds with its holiday story for everyone.

Written by Debra Rich Gettleman, the play starts with O'Henry's classic short story, "Gift of the Magi” set it in an authentic 1940's live, on-air radio broadcast, and adds a slew of disgruntled actors, a frantic sound effect technician, a zany female trio, a delinquent (and inebriated) Shakespearean prima donna, a jealous Italian femme fatale, and a host of other broadcasting eccentrics.

This classic holiday tale unfolds through a series of comic twists and turns as O'Henry's heroine trades her beautiful hair to buy a Christmas present for her young husband. Tortured by seller's remorse, she befriends an unlikely Yiddish Yenta and the two women embark on a series of adventures in an attempt to recover her lost locks.

The show runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 22.

The Phoenix Theatre is located at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, students and military. Tickets are $12 for children under 12.

For tickets or information visit www.tptedmonds.org, or call 206-533-2000.

 

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