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Pictured: Top row L-R: Henry Lombardo, Fiore Barbini, Michael D. Graham. Lower row L-R: Leo LaCamera, Max McKune, Zane Sade, BethAnn Smukowski.
Full cast and crew have been announced for Pride Films and Plays’ production of THE CHRISTMAS FOUNDLING, by Norman Allen.
The play is the story of a 10-year old boy who was found as an infant in the California Sierras by two Gold Rush miners one Christmas Eve. The men raised him as their child, but his idyllic life is interrupted when an aunt unexpectedly arrives with the intention of taking the boy to Boston to receive a formal education.
Directed by Danne W. Taylor, the cast includes fifth-grader Henry Lombardo as the foundling, Tom. Also in the cast are Fiore Barbini (Hoke), Michael D. Graham (Old Jake), Leo LaCamera (Moscow), Max McKune (Georgia), Zane Sade (Boston), and BethAnn Smukowski (Aunt Sarah).
The production team will include Michael McBride (Music Director), Kailee Tomasic (Scenic Designer), Robert Eric West (Costume Designer), and Mike McShane (Lighting Designer). The production will include songs of the period arranged by Music Director Michael Mc Bride.
“The Christmas Foundling” will play the Buena Theatre at 4147 N. Broadway and runs December 5 – January 5.