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December 11, 2013

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

CORBIN — The Corbin High School Redhound Theatre at the Betty Hamilton Center for the Arts will present “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” 7 p.m Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week at CHS.

The play was inspired by an editorial written by Francis Pharcellus Church. That editorial, published in The Sun newspaper in New York on Sept. 21, 1897, has become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies and other editorials, as well as posters and stamps, according to the Newseum website, where a copy of the original clipping can be viewed.

The editorial was inspired by 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who submitted a letter to the editor stating that some of her friends did not believe in Santa Claus — and in that letter she asked whether Santa existed.

The play was written by Jamie Gorski, and, according to playscripts.com, two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by Church’s editorial. In the play, on Christmas Eve 1897 in New York City, Virginia wonders whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can’t find his writer’s voice by morning. Even though they don’t know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of American Christmas folklore.

Ticket prices for the play are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Photos by John L. Ross

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