The Gift of the Magi
Approximate running time: 1 hour
985 Lomas Sanata fe Dr.
Solana Beach CA 92075
The Gift of the Magi Adapted by Phillip Korth From the short story by O. Henry
Exciting and heartwarming, this new adaptation of O. Henry’s classic short-story brings to life Della and Jim’s fateful Christmas. With only a dollar and eighty-seven cents to spare, Della cannot imagine a holiday without being able to afford a present for her darling Jim. She scrimps and saves every penny she can for months with this bare result and finally resolves to sacrifice her most prized possession in order to afford the perfect gift. Meanwhile, Jim is facing the same predicament, and in a perfectly heartbreaking twist of fate they both lose the things dearest to them but discover what it truly means to give and receive gifts. Time period: 1905 Settings of play Run-time: 60 minutes, no intermission. Type of Play: Holiday Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.