Feature Story                                                                                              Monday, December 2, 2013


Sobs, Sniffles and Smiles

The Gift of Magi comes to the stage Dec 18-21

Released by Megan Mackenzie, Executive Artistic Director, Theatre Junkies Fine Arts


Sarah Stewart (L to R), Katrina Barson and Megan Ratansanapong star as Street Beggars in The Gift of Magi at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Below, Dylan Schroeder and Melissa Harris as Narrator & Narrators Sister.


hat better way to bring forth the Christmas spirit than with a visit to the theatre for the timeless Christmas classic, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

It is Christmas in New York, but for two young newlyweds, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak as they are nearly penniless.


But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry story, are aware their dilemma is solved when both show love and compassion for one another with a heart-warming Christmas sacrifice that creates—at least for a magical moment—an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city.


This story presents us with the true meaning of the holiday season.

The Gift of the Magi is a one-act production being performed at the CEP Studio Theatre (45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack) for the following performances:

Wednesday December 18th at 7:30pm
Thursday December 19th at 7:30pm
Friday December 20th at 7:30pm
Saturday December 21st at 2pm and 7:30pm

All tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre by telephoning 604-391-7469 or visiting their website at

Featuring Katrina Barson | Dylan Coulter | Megan Mackenzie | Laura Milette | Megan Ratanasanapong | Dylan Schroeder | Sarah Stewart

Directed by Thomas Smith



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