SARATOGA SPRINGS – Home Made Theater (HMT) is celebrating the holiday season with “Miracle on 34th Street.” This play is based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture and is adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. The show, with underwriting support by Saratoga TODAY, is suitable for the whole family. The play will run weekends from December 11 to 20 at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga Spa State Park.
“Miracle on 34th Street” follows a white-whiskered, kindly old man calling himself Kris Kringle who seeks to remind a little girl and her skeptical mother that the holidays are still a magical time of humor, generosity and faith in the goodness of others. When Kris Kringle is accused of being insane, a young lawyer defends him and proves that at Christmastime, anything is possible.
The cast of “Miracle on 34th Street” includes Patrick Quinn as Kris Kringle, Laura Graver as Doris, and Tom Durkin as Macy. Durkin is well known as the legendary Saratoga Race Course announcer from 1990 until 2014. While he has a long history in broadcast, Durkin is getting back to his theater roots from his college years.
The ensemble of 28 cast members is rounded out by a pool of talented local actors of every age. The play is directed by Laurie Larson.
Performances are on December 11 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., December 12, 13, and 20 at 1 p.m. and December 19 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children age 12 and under. For reservations or more information, visit homemadetheater.org or call HMT at 518-587-4427.