‘Santa Retires’ through Maple Grove Players

MGsantaRetiresSanta (aka Joe Beach) interacts with the Easter Bunny (aka Kay Issiacson) during “Santa Retires” Dec. 12 at the Southshore Community Center in Shorewood. The group, Maple Grove Players, has been around for two years and was formed as a collection of folks who enjoy performing. Many have little or no acting experience but do it because they love it. (Photo by Chris Dillmann)

MGsantaRetires7The one-act comedy was about how Christmas has lost its traditionalism with all the new technology and speed of life. Santa is contemplating hanging up his red coat when a cast of all the other imaginary characters convinces him he is needed and there still is Christmas spirit alive. (Photo by Chris Dillmann)

MGsantaRetires3Al Silver performs as one of the three elves during “Santa Retires” Dec. 12 at the Southshore Community Center in Shorewood. Silver and his wife perform in the Maple Grove Players together as something fun to do during retirement. (Photo by Chris Dillmann)

MGsantaRetires4The Maple Grove Players cast performing “Santa Retires” Dec. 12 at the Southshore Community Center in Shorewood. (Photo by Chris Dillmann)

MGsantaRetires5Mrs. Claus, Harriet Krasnoff, and Santa, Joe Beach, during “Santa Retires” Dec. 12 at the Southshore Community Center in Shorewood. (Photo by Chris Dillmann)

 

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