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Friday, November 17, 2017

Get in the Holiday Spirit with ‘Christmas Cards: Letters to Santa’ at Chatham Playhouse

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Chatham Community Players to present “Christmas Cards: Letters to Santa” an evening of heartwarming holiday sketches by playwright G. David Post. Crazy cat ladies, wide-eyed children, sock-knitting witches, ghosts and geese and angels and elves abound in this holiday romp that will be fun for the whole family Join us for a delightful evening (or matinee) of laughter and holiday fun by Post and guest playwright, Steve Ruskin, from December 8 – 16, 2017. Amy Sellars of Ridgewood is making her directorial debut at the Chatham Playhouse.

Sometimes written in crayon, sometimes pencil, on notepaper, construction paper, with drawings and without.  We smile at the innocence of children reaching out to Mr. Kringle, whether they ask for one thing or for a list that needs three pages.  These are expressions of faith in kindness and hope for happiness.  These are the Letters to Santa Claus. Post says, “I love Christmas and I love to make people laugh.  There is nothing I’d rather do than to help people connect with their humanity and tap into the joy that is theirs for the taking.”

Julie Anne Nolan and Chip PresteraComprised of actors from four surrounding NJ counties, this talented and lively bunch includes Connie Masterson, Molly Farrell, Andrew Palmieri and Julia Hearne of Chatham, Joelle Bochner of Springfield, Howard Fischer and Aidan English of Berkeley Heights, Julie Anne Nolan of Little Falls (photo), Chip Prestera of Stirling (photo), David Kapferer of West Orange, Maria Brodeur of Rockaway, Ginny Crooks of Bloomfield and Glen D. Post of Sparta.

Rounding out Sellars’ talented production team, our Producer is Maybelle Cowan-Lincoln, Stage Manager is Liz Tartaglia, Production Coordinator is Chip Prestera, Scenic Designer is Roy Pancirov, Scenic Artist is Carol Saso, Props/Set Decoration is Kate Pierce, Costume Designers are Bev Wand, Lighting Designer is Eric Holgerson and Sound/Projection Designer is Joe DeVico. “You won’t want to miss these funny and touching scenes that capture the heart of the Christmas spirit, with a hint of nostalgia”, said Director Sellars.

Box Office Information – Online Ticketing

Performance dates are December 8, 9, 15, & 16 at 8pm and December 9, 10 & 16 at 3pm. All performances are at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for youth (Under 18).

Tickets can be purchased at our Box Office or Online. To access the theater’s new online ticketing service, where you can now reserve your particular seat, simply go to ccp.booktix.com. The service is available 24 hours a day, and tickets can be purchased online up until three hours prior to curtain on the day of a performance. Chatham Playhouse’s box office will begin accepting phone reservations on November 28th at (973) 635-7363. For information regarding box office hours, please call the box office number listed above. Patrons with special needs requiring seating accommodations should contact the Playhouse at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Without prior notice, accommodations cannot be guaranteed.

About the Chatham Playhouse

The Chatham Community Players has been entertaining residents of Morris County and the surrounding area since 1922. The organization’s mission is to produce high-quality theater for a diverse audience, while elevating its standard of excellence and providing a creative outlet with educational opportunities and outreach programs. For more information, including details of CCP’s 2017-2018 season, visit www.chathamplayers.org. Funding has been made possible in part by Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Howard Fisher

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