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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted Photo CHRISTMAS SURPRISE: Actors from the Pocket Theatre's production of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" act out a scene from the play. The performances conclude this weekend with shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday at 2:30.

The Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St., concludes its production of the classic tale "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" this weekend, with show times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Despite a string of devastating back-to-back burglaries in late October, the support received from the community and the speedy work of the Hot Springs Police Department helped the theater recover some of its equipment and allowed for the show to go on, theater officials said in a news release.

The classic story is directed by Thomas Cooper and adapted by Jamie Gorski from an editorial that appeared in The Sun, a New York-based newspaper in 1897.

According to the release, two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

"On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, 8-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.

"Even though they don't know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore," the release said.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger.

Call 623-8585 for more information.

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