The Gifts of the Magi

Listen to the radio promotion for 9th Hour’s production of The Gifts of the Magi.

It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak as both are out of work and penniless. Their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions in order to buy presents for each other, thereby creating, at least for a magical moment, an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city. In addition to their story, the play captures the hilarious plight of a cheerful vagrant names Soapy, who wants only to get arrested so he can spend the night in a cozy cell, all gracefully enhances by tuneful songs and neatly tied together narrations from city folk.

PERFORMANCES

November 19 (The Gathering House, Chesterville), November 24 (Pine Grove Bible Church, Gloucester), November 25 (Dominion-Chalmers, Ottawa), November 26 (Southgate Community Church, Kemptville), November 27 (St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Nepean)

ENSEMBLE CAST

GEORGE DUTCH (Soapy) | JONATHAN HARRIS (City Him) | ANDREW MCDOUGALL (Jim Dillingham) | MEGAN PIERCEY MONAFU (Della Dillingham) | ARIANE ROY (City Her)

PRODUCTION TEAM

BRENDA BLANDFORD (Seamstress) | DALE COBURN (Assistant Stage Manager) | KATE GOVER (Front of House Co-Manager) | CLAUDE HACHÉ (Photography) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Director) | EVELYN JOST (Hospitality Coordinator) | PETER LEYENAAR (Assistant Producer) | BONNIE MACDIARMID (Rehearsal & Performance Pianist) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphic Design) | ARIANE ROY (Assistant Director) | DAVE SMITH (Front of House Co-Manager) | AMANDA SCOTT (Make-up Artist) | MISHELLE STOTT (Choreography) | MARK TURCOTTE (Marketing) | CARLO VERDICCHIO (Sound Design) | ED VOPNI (Principal Set Builder) | DANIEL VOPNI, KYRA VOPNI, JULIA VOPNI (Assistant Set Builders) | PATTI VOPNI (Production Design) | RACHEL-DAWN WALLACE (Production Stage Manager)

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Pre-Show Discussion

GODSPELL PRE-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Please join us before the performance for a 35 minute facilitated discussion with guest panelists about some of the show’s relevant themes.

March 9 at 6:30pm – Bad news, “fake news”, what’s the good news?

March 10 at 6:30pm – “Give to the poor!” But will the poor always be among us?

Guest panelist: MOIRA DAVIS (Ottawa Innercity Ministries)

March 13 at 6:30pm – “Love your enemies!” But how?

Guest panelist: RABBI BULKA (Congregation Machzikei Hadas)

March 14 at 6:30pm – “Love your enemies!” But how?

Guests panelist: Reverend Dr. Anthony Bailey (Parkdale United Church)

March 16 at 6:30pm – “Give to the poor!” But will the poor always be among us?

Guest panelist: MOIRA DAVIS (Ottawa Innercity Ministries)

March 17 at 6:30pm – Bad news, “fake news”, what’s the good news?

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