MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A RADIO PLAY to Run December 12/10- 12/18 at The Artistic Home

The ever-relevant story of the overworked Macy's Department Store public relations executive and the young daughter she raises to be too realistic to be believe in Santa Claus will be delivered as an old-time radio play complete with onstage sound effects by The Artistic Home company for six performances only. Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play is perfect for families looking for a fun outing that captures the spirit of the season. Full of laughs, holiday magic and music, Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play tells how the department store Santa who comes in to Macy's as an emergency substitute challenges the mother and daughter's refusal to believe when he claims to be the one and only Kris Kringle. Can he prove to them and the world that Santa is real while making one little girl's dreams come true?

The production will be directed by The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiaterra and performed by a cast including ensemble members Frank Nall, Julian Hester and Kristin Collins. They will be joined by Jenna Steege, Angela DeMarco, Moira Hughes, Liam Dahlborn, Sean Harklerode, Mike Krystosek, Michael Denini, John Laflamboy, Josh Volkers, RJ Coleman, Brian Sheridan, Christopher Donaldson, Robert Dean and Zach Wziontka. The production team includes John Mossman (stage manager), Kayla Adams (assistant stage manager), David Vogel (set designer), Alex Monroe and John Corkill (sound designers).

Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio Play

Based on a story by Valentine Davies
Directed by Kathy Scambiaterra
December 10-18, 2016
Saturdays at 5p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Sundays at 3p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under
The Artistic Home Theatre
1376 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago
tickets: 312/811-4111 or go tohttp://www.theartistichome.org/
Accessible via the CTA #65 Grand bus and the Blue Line.

Pictured at left: Moira Hughes as Susan and Kristin Collins as Doris.

KATHY SCAMBIATTERRA is Artistic Director and co-founder of The Artistic Home. She has helmed acclaimed, Jeff nominated and After Dark Award winning productions for The Artistic Home including: Waiting for Lefty, In the Boom Boom Room, Angel City, After the Fall, Street Scene, Peer Gynt, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Petrified Forest, Modigliani, Days to Come, The Touch of the Poet, The Night of the Iguana, The Time of Your Life. Other directing credits: The Copperhead (City Lit) Angel City, Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays (LA Dramalogue Award), Aven'u Boys, A Christmas Carol (Pacific Resident Theater (LA). Chicago acting credits include: The Seagull, Interrogation, Watch on the Rhine, Beaten, The American Plan, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Skin of Our Teeth, Look Homeward Angel, Juno and the Paycock, Natural Affection, Orpheus Descending (The Artistic Home); The Glass Menagerie, Nelson Algren Live, The Diary of Anne Frank (Steppenwolf); Broadway Bound (Drury Lane Oakbrook); A Flea in her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare); Romeo and Juliet (Goodman Theatre), among others. Regional credits; The Quick Change Room (Pacific Resident Theatre). TV/Film credits: recurring role on Chicago PD, The Appointment, Draggage, Sin Collector, Into the Wake. She has received 4 leading role Jeff nominations for her work in Sweet Bird of Youth, Natural Affection, Abundance , The School for Wives. Ms. Scambiatterra is the director of the actor training program at The Artistic Home Studio. In addition, she has taught at The Steppenwolf School, Columbia College, Center Theater's The Training Center, Chicago, IL; Carolyn Berry Studio, The Pacific Resident Theatre LA, CA; Director's Symposium, US Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Screen Training Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; and currently at Chicago High School for the Arts, Classical Conservatory.

The Artistic Home is an Equity theatre company noted for their innovative and intimate presentations of rarely-produced classics as well developing new works. Audiences may know The Artistic Home best from their recent Jeff-Nominated productions of The Seagull, Watch on the Rhine, Macbeth and The Late Henry Moss or the 2013 Jeff Award winner The Goddess. Other Artistic Home productions include the Jeff-Award-winning production of Juno and the Paycock, which also received three After Dark Awards, the Jeff-Nominated Sweet Bird of Youth, The Tallest Man, Landscape of the Body, Natural Affection, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, After the Fall and Peer Gynt (which also received an After Dark award for Direction).

For more than 15 years, The Artistic Home has consistently produced compelling theatre in Chicago. First formed in 1998 with the belief that the actor is at the heart of great theater, the company strives to give birth to unforgettable moments; to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact; to readdress the classics and explore new works with passion.

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