Zany ‘Twist of the Magi’ returns to Edmonds


Last updated 11/20/2018 at Noon

Mia Perritt plays Twisted Sister/Yoni in Twist of the Magi.”

“Twist of the Magi” returns to the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds this holiday season. Written by Debra Rich Gettleman, the play starts with O'Henry's classic short story, "Gift of the Magi.”

It’s set it in an authentic 1940s live, on-air radio broadcast, and adds a slew of disgruntled actors, a frantic sound effect technician, a zany female trio, a delinquent (and inebriated) Shakespearean prima donna, a jealous Italian femme fatale, and a host of other broadcasting eccentrics.

This classic holiday tale unfolds through a series of comic twists and turns as O'Henry's heroine trades her beautiful hair to buy a Christmas present for her young husband.

Tortured by seller's remorse, she befriends an unlikely Yiddish Yenta and the two women embark on a series of adventures in an attempt to recover her lost locks.

The show runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 23. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Dec. 15, and Saturday, Dec. 22.

The Phoenix Theatre is at 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, students and military. Tickets are $12 for children under 12.

Info:, 206-533-2000.


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