The Christmas Foundling – Staged Reading

The Christmas Foundling is an heart warming and touching holiday tale.  This is a story of love, spirituality and the meaning of family.  This story will make you question what exactly is important. Now, more than ever, due to everything that’s happening in the world, we sometimes just want to escape.  Playwright, Norman Allen, literally and figuratively helps the audience and the characters within, to make that happen.

When a baby boy is orphaned in the California Sierras on Christmas Eve, 1850, two curmudgeonly miners​ – part of a very unique family of men -​ agree to raise him. A decade later, the boy’s idyllic life is interrupted by the arrival of a meddling aunt, who intends to take him back to Boston for a formal education and a life of success. Inspired by the stories of Bret Harte, The Christmas Foundling is a heartwarming holiday tale, with the love of a child at its center and an unlikely romance as its driving force.

The Christmas Foundling is a staged reading held on Sunday, January 20 at 7 pm. Dan Hendrock directs.

The cast includes:

  • Old Jake: Danne Taylor
    Tom: Xavier Robles
    Hoke: Zane Sade
    Aunt Sarah: Angie Steffens
    Moscow: Leo Lacamera
    Boston: Brian Boller
    Georgia: Matt Wilson
  • Director Dan Hendrock is excited to make his Chicago directorial debut!   He has been professionally directing and acting in Cleveland, NYC and now Chicago for the past ten years.  Dan got his MFA in Acting from the Cleveland Play House/Case Western Reserve Univeristy graduate acting program.  He is a proud member of AEA and is very proud to hold the position of head of acting at the summer conservatory program at Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute.

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