The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi

Written by Marisa Smith Directed by Roy Steinberg

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

“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!
  • 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

*  World Premiere *

*  Written Exclusively for Cape May Stage *

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