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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

Based on the story by O. Henry. Adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.

Product Code: G21000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 2m., 5w.

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $50/perf

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Synopsis

This is a touching and beautiful story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes. This is a play about young love and the value of giving. Indeed, the Magi were wise—and their gifts were wise gifts, however foolish in the eyes of the practical.

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code G21000
  • Cast Size 7
  • Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Praise Groups
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Praise Group | Dinner Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780871295262
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"This show is very easy to produce. You can go with simple area staging or a more complex set-whichever suits your needs. Costumes are important especially when going with a simpler set."
Review by Norma Jean Acker, Thornapple Players, Hastings, Mich.
"The Gift of the Magi was a wonderful adaptation of the O. Henry story. There were enough characters in the cast for an interesting rendition, yet the entire scope was still small enough for the intimate performances we desired."
Review by Tammy Franklin, Rising Curtain Theatre and Dance, Arvada, Colo.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Do not allow the narrator to remain detached from the action. The director of this one act chose to integrate the narrator into the story "a la Our Town." It worked very well. P.S. It was a staging choiceƑno lines were altered."
Tip by Cindy Nederhoff, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa