- Cheri Russo Communications and Marketing Manager
Lancaster – A miracle is about to happen at Ohio University Lancaster. The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of "Miracle on 34th Street" will run December 5 – 8.
"The last two years in December, we have done a production of 'It's a Wonderful Life,' and we had such a positive response to doing a holiday show in December that we wanted to keep that going," said OUL Theatre Director Victor Jones. "In keeping with our season of classics theme for this school year, we decided to do 'Miracle on 34th Street.'"
The play is about an old man who claims to be Santa Claus. The man is institutionalized, and a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. A young girl's belief in Santa is in jeopardy during the court case.
"The story of 'Miracle' follows Santa's journey with the young girl, Susan, and his effort to get her to believe in Santa Claus," said Jordan LeuVoy. LeuVoy plays Fred Gailey, Santa's lawyer, in the play.
Mike Boring plays Kris Kringle a.k.a. Santa Claus.
"It's a lot of fun for me. I get to bring the joy," said Boring. "Director Jones told me to find the eternal joy in my heart. I'm trying to convince Susan and her mother, Doris, that Santa is real."
On Thursday, December 5 through Saturday December 7, a holiday pre-show begins at 7 p.m. The play begins at 7:30 p.m.
"We have a pre-show that is a holiday singalong with the Lancaster Men's Chorus and the Fairfield Men's Ensemble," said Assistant Director Abby Snyder. "So, if you want to bring children and come early for that, you can."
On Sunday, December 8, there is no pre-show. The play begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are between $10 and $12 each. To purchase tickets: call 740-654-6711, ext. 650 or buy them online.