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Radio Play – Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus
November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Galena Center for the Arts
Revisit the fun of old-time radio shows with the holiday radio drama “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus”, complete with live sound effects and radio jingles. Based on a true story from the 1890’s, a young girl writes a letter to the editor of the New York Sun newspaper. “Dear Editor, I am eight years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says if you see it in the Sun, it’s so. Please tell me the truth. Is there a Santa Claus?” Ed Mitchell, the Sun’s editor, assigns Frank Church—a reporter on the verge of self destruction—the task of answering Virginia’s question. Church’s quest and reply have become one of the world’s most-quoted and beloved editorials.
Sponsored by Illinois Bank and Trust; Baranski, Hammer, Moretta and Sheehy; and the Galena Gazette, this production is directed by Carole Sullivan and features Susan Barg, Ben Behlke, Michael Crawford, Jay Dickerson, Dan Harms, Emily Painter, Brian Schoenrock, with David Resnick at the piano.