The holiday classic, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," opens at the Clinton County Showcase's Avon Theater in Breese this weekend.Show dates are Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 10-12. The Friday/Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; the Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.
All seating for the production will be general admission.
Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming two-act play inspired by the famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus," by Andrew J. Fenady.
On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events.
Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can't find his writer's voice by morning.
Even though they don't know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating, in the process, an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore.
The play's title comes from a line in an editorial titled "Is There a Santa Claus?" which was printed in the Sept. 21, 1897 edition of the New York Sun.
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