Kringle fever

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Kris Kringle needs no such disguise in “Miracle on 34th Street,” staged by Denton Community Theatre this weekend and next at the Campus Theatre.

Stage version of ‘Miracle’ coming to Hickory Street

Denton Community Theatre revisits Miracle on 34th Street, a play based on the 1947 Twentieth Century Fox film and adapted from the novel by Valentine Davies.

Marygail Lakner and John Evarts co-direct the holiday favorite, which tells the tale of Kris Kringle, who fills in for a drunken Santa-for-hire at a Macy’s department store. Kringle is so convincing that the store’s events director, Doris, hires him for the season.

Kringle complicates things by insisting he is, in fact, Father Christmas. The tangle turns into a competency hearing that could pack Kris off to an institution, and that could mean another bruise against the tender soul of Doris’ young daughter, Susan — who already questions the existence of Santa Claus and Christmas wonder.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 20-21, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22. Performances are at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for children and students. To purchase tickets, call 940-382-1915 or visit

— Lucinda Breeding

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