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Corn Stock Theatre is pleased to present the delightful play “Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” based on the true story of how one little girl restored faith in Santa Claus.

Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial on Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City. Eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering 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. His editorial response to Virginia is now known all over the world and has the distinction of being the most reprinted editorial in the English language.  Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus is an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore. The perfect family event for the Holiday season!

Directed by Amy Williams, this show features well-known local performers who will bring the spirit of Christmas alive in this touching tale.  Santa will also be on hand for photos and to greet children before each show and at intermission in the lobby.  Complimentary Christmas cookies and drinks will be served at intermission.

Children can bring their letters to Santa to deposit in Santa’s mailbox in the Theatre lobby. Additionally, a Christmas Wishing Tree will be at the Theatre, where patrons can select an ornament with a specific donation request to offset Corn Stock’s program needs. Patrons can be a shining star and make Corn Stock’s wishes come true by donating on the spot, or online at www.cornstocktheatre.com.  The perfect family event for the Holiday season!

Show dates are November 30, December 1, 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm, and December 2 & 9 at 2:30 pm, at the indoor Corn Stock Theatre Center, located at 1700 N Park Road, Peoria, IL 61604. Tickets are $14/Adult, $10/Student (with Student ID).

For more information, contact Jennifer Parkhurst at 309-676-2196 or jen@cornstocktheatre.com

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