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405 Lafayette Street
Cape May, NJ 08204

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The Gift of the Magi: A modern adaptation of the O. Henry story

The Gift of the Magi: A modern adaptation of the O. Henry story
Written by Marisa Smith
Directed by Roy Steinberg

November 20th - December 29th
Wednesday - Saturday at 7 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

A World Premiere Play Written Exclusively for Cape May Stage.

"Marisa's writing reminds me of A.R. Gurney on steroids."
- Gordon Clapp (Greg Medavoy, NYPD Blue

Using O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," a short story set in Victorian times, this modern adaptation updates the tale of love and sacrifice to the modern day. O. Henry wrote about disadvantaged young people living in New York City. In this version, Lucia and Rocky are a young married couple living in the city who love each other very much though they have different ideas of what to spend money on for this Christmas. Rocky would like to go cross country on his motorcycle and Lucia wants to save for the down payment on a house. When a baby comes into the picture, everything changes. This is a play celebrating love and sacrifice. Told with heart and humor, this play is a real holiday treat.

Special Show Dates:
  • Wednesday, November 20: Preview Night with discounted tickets
  • Thursday, November 21: Opening Night with Post-Show Party
  • Friday, November 29: Best Value Night - All tickets available at the best value price of $35
  • Saturday, December 7: Special 2 pm Matinee show before the annual Christmas Parade!
  • Friday, December 15: ASL Interpreted Performance
  • Sunday, December 22: Pay-What-You-Wish Rush tickets – All available tickets on the day of the performance can be purchased at the box office for whatever price you wish to pay. Starts one hour before curtain, cash only.

Age Guide: 13+
Running Time: 90 Minutes, No Intermission

Show Details:

For additional show details, including Director's Notes, Cast Bios, Sponsors, Producers, and Press Photos, click here to view more information on our website.

All tickets will be sent via the email used to purchase the tickets. Please present the ticket on your mobile device or via printout to the box office.

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