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Miracle on 34th Street

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Lori Demres
Dec 11, 2013

In Miracle on 34th Street, being performed at the Sandusky State Theatre, this question is put on trial as a Macy’s Santa who goes by the name of Kris Kringle claims to be the real Santa Claus.

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WHAT: Miracle on 34th Street
WHEN: 2:00-7:30 p.m., December 14
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: $10.00-20.00 per person; $5.00-15.00 per child 

Attorney Fred, who is defending Kringle believes in Santa and wants to bring others to show that they should have faith in Santa Claus and other things that cannot be seen or are difficult to believe.

“I pushed for the trial because they wanted to send him directly to a home for the mentally ill and there are too many kids depending on him,” said Cory Castelan, who plays the character Fred.

Fred’s kinda girlfriend, Doris, is the head of Macy’s and was grateful Kringle was willing to play Santa Claus and likes him as a person but does not believe he is Santa Claus.

“Doris is a tough cookie. She believes everyone needs to be realistic; there is no time for illusions and daydreams,” said Pam Shirtz, who portrays Doris.

Natalie Jackson and Megan Aylward share the part of Susan, Doris’ daughter, who believes in Santa Claus and sits in the courtroom with her mother watching the trial unfold.

When Kringle is discharged from Maplewood many believe he needs to go into a mental institution. Dr. Pierce thinks Kringle’s claim to be Santa Claus is just the ramblings of an old man and is harmless and it’s unnecessary to send him to an institution.

Is the nice old man who goes by the name Kris Kringle the real Santa Claus? Come to the performance to find out!