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Adapted from the classic O.Henry short story, "The Gift of the Magi," that centers around the art of selfless giving. In this adaptation by Michael Walker, the story focuses on Carlos and Carmen; a young Hispanic couple in early, turn-of-the-century NYC as they prepare for the Holiday season.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Adapted and Directed by.....................................Michael Walker

Produced by............................................................Rob Klimeczko

Spanish Translation by.............................................Vilmary Lopez

Stage Managed by.......................................................Anna Levin

Technical Design by..............................................David N. Farreh

Costume/Wig Design by..................................Valerie Schillawski

CAST

Carmen Colón/Margaret Porter................................Marta Rymer

Carlos Colón...............................................Cristiano Lourenço, Jr

Narrator/Porter/Mr. Fairchild.....................................Jim Douglas

Narrator/Susan/Mrs. Sofronie...............................Regina Stillings

Rachel.........................................................................Trish Aponte

Frankie....................................................................Derek Sylvester

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Marta Rymer, she/her (CARMEN COLÓN/MARGARET PORTER)

Marta is grateful to be a part of The Gift of the Magi! Recent credits include, National Tour: Once (Apex Touring). Regional: The Tempest (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Once (Speakeasy Stage), The Spitfire Grill (Oregon Cabaret Theatre), West Side Story (Fiddlehead Theatre), The New Electric Ballroom (The Acktor’s Table), and A Tale of Two Cities (York Theatre). Upcoming: A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre). Marta is a graduate of AMDA. She sends love to her family for their endless support!

www.martarymer.com

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Cristiano Lourenço Jr (CARLOS COLÓN)

Cristiano is a Brazilian actor who has been living in Worcester, Massachusetts for the past five years. He is a student at the Hanover Theatre Conservatory and is very excited to be on stage for the production of The Gift of the Magi. Previous projects Cristiano has worked on include Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by the THT Rep in Worcester, Em Azul Um Musical (In Blue, a Musical), Little Prince - The Musical, Velório à Brasileira (Funeral in Brazilian), an adaptation of the popular Brazilian tv show “Castelo Ra-Tim-Bum”, as well as multiple national tours and over 10 different productions. Cristiano is happy to be a part of this show with the challenge of portraying Carlos and wanted to thank his parents for always supporting his career, as well as every teacher, director, and choreographer who believed in his potential. 

@cristtianojr

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Jim Douglas (NARRATOR/WILLIAM PORTER (O.Henry)/MR. FAIRCHILD)

This is Jim’s first appearance with STW and he is excited to work with such a wonderful cast and director. Since starting in theater in 2011, Jim has performed in over 40 plays and musicals throughout Central Massachusetts and Northeast Connecticut.  Some of his favorite roles include the title role in Tuesdays With Morrie, Scrooge (A Christmas Carol), Donny Dubrow (American Buffalo), Sheridan Whiteside (The Man Who Came to Dinner), Potter (It’s a Wonderful Life), Charlie (Death of a Salesman), Lazar Wolf (Fiddler on the Roof), and Jacob (Awake and Sing!). When not on stage, Jim enjoys ‘prepping’ books for audiobook narrators.

Regina Stillings (NARRATOR/SUSAN/MRS. SOFRONIE)

Bio and headshot coming soon.

Trish Aponte (RACHEL)

Bio and headshot coming soon!!

Derek Sylvester (FRANKIE)

Derek is excited to be returning to Studio Theatre Worcester for his third appearance, where he has been seen in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and The Fantasticks (Hucklebee). Other local appearances include The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Durdles), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank, Riff Raff), and Bent (Horst).