Miracle on 34th Street, the Play
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street.
Susan Walker is a precocious little girl whose well-meaning mother Doris has raised her to not believe in Santa Claus. When their lives intersect with that of Kris Kringle, an elderly man hired to play Santa at New York City’s famous Macy’s department store, Susan begins to suspect he may be the real St. Nick. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. At the ensuing sanity hearing, Kringle and his attorney attempt to prove that he is indeed Santa Claus. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa and in a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.