Gift of the Magi The Marco Players
Special Productions

Gift of the Magi

Director: Kaitlynn McRae

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Set in the City of London, this retelling of O. Henry’s Christmas classic weaves through the lives of a working class couple over the first half of the 20th century as an old man remembers the best and worst days he survived with the love of his life. Grappling with the reconciliations of youth and age,  life and death, an old, cynical man and his young, compassionate nurse come to inspire in each other the Christmas spirit and the courage to love. This original work will have its premier at The Marco Players, and will be adapted for the stage and directed by the Marco Island Shakespeare Festival’s Kaitlynn McRae and performed by Marco Island Academy students. Ticket Prices: $20 for adults-all seats, $10 for students-all seats

Cast & Crew

Zachary Pachol as Old John Dillingham
Josiah Hurtley as Dr. Shepherd
Erik Olson as Mr. Ramsay
Emily Boxma as Nurse Ramsay
Jessica Lang as Della Dillingham

Director’s Bio

Kaitlynn McRae is the Operations Director for the Marco Island Shakespeare Festival in Marco Island, Florida. Ms. McRae holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California, where she studied theatre performance and education, as well as music law. Ms. McRae spent many years living and working in Los Angeles, during which time she served as an assistant to Hollywood agent, Craig Wyckoff, and established herself as a legal consultant to film production companies, recording artists, artist managers, and composers. Prior to attending USC, Ms