‘Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ to open Dec. 1 at Possum Hall
Possum Point Players announced ticket sales are open for a holiday production of “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,” with performances set Friday to Sunday, Dec. 1 to 3, and Dec. 8 to 10, at 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.
Tickets are $22 for adults, and $20 for seniors and students. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved. To purchase tickets, go to possumpointplayers.org or call 302-856-4560.
“The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus” might sound like a new holiday story, but the play is taken from an L. Frank Baum story written in 1902. The same author who wrote “The Wizard of Oz” shared the secret of how the Santa most people now know grew into the jolly, caring gift-giver who loves the children of the world. Playwright Pat Cook adapted the tale for the stage, and Possum Point Players are bringing it to Delaware for the holidays.
Logan Hunter Lynch directs this story of how an abandoned baby Claus is raised by the caring nymph Necile and why he came up with his plan to bring love and laughter to all children.
Many of the more than a dozen actors portray more than one character throughout the play. One that audiences first saw as a gnome might next be Knook. Even queens of Awgwas can swap crowns and become an imp of another royalty while an Awgwa may next prance in as a reindeer.
The production is sponsored by Service Today. For more information and the full cast and crew list, go to possumpointplayers.org.
In this special Christmas story, Baum exposed some secrets and explained how St. Nicholas learned some magic himself to bring happiness to children. As he learned about some of the scary and ill-humored creatures that might frighten children, he instead planned for comforting them and bringing them joy.
Along the way, from being raised by Necile to becoming a master gift giver, there’s a lot to learn. Reindeer don’t automatically know how to fly. Not everyone can just climb in a sleigh and take the reins. There must be a reason and a method for entering rooms through the chimney without getting sooty.
All these things and more will be explained in Possum Point Players’ presentation of “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.” This holiday production is suitable for all audiences. There is ample free parking at Possum Hall. The hall features a bar and snack cart for refreshments.