The Audible Group, the soundsmiths who bring you the Audience Choice Awards radioplay every year and last December’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales, has created another all-star offering in this new audio interpretation of “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry.
So cuddle round the laptop with the ones you love and listen to this classic tale of the true meaning of giving.
It is Christmas Eve, 1935. Listen as we take you to a small apartment in the northeast section of Washington, DC where James and Della Young, a young couple who though rich in love, but down to their last pennies, still manage to give each other the perfect gift.
This production was created as a charitable donation of time and talent by members of the Washington theatre community. Please join us in this gift by contributing what you can to N Street Village Shelter in Washington, DC, which houses, aids and empowers homeless and low-income women in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Happy Holidays to Everyone!
David Toney (narrator)
Deidre LaWan Starnes (Della Young)
KenYatta Rogers (James Young)
Stella Clingmon (soloist)
Produced by The Audible Group|
Direction/ Adaptation: Susan Lynskey
Sound Direction/Design/ Music / background vocals: Matthew M. Nielson
Graphic Design: James Konicek
Publicity: Lorraine Treanor
The name “O. Henry” has become almost synonymous with “short story having a surprise ending.” O. Henry‘s life was also full of surprises, but its ending was sadly predictable. Born William Sidney Porter on September 11, 1862, O. Henry’s careers ranged from pharmacist to rancher to journalist. In 1901, he became a prolific short-story writer, publishing 381 of them in New York World Sunday Magazine and elsewhere. “The Gift of the Magi” was published in 1906. He died four years later at the age of 48 from alcoholism, alone and penniless.
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