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'Posada Magica' moving to L.A.

September 25, 2009|Mike Boehm

The recession taketh away, and the recession giveth.

"La Posada Magica" enjoyed a 15-year holiday season run at South Coast Repertory on the strength of its alternately funny, dark and touching script by Octavio Solis about the Christmas spirit lost, then found, and lively music by Marcos Loya. Then it got swept out of its niche on SCR's 2009 schedule, a victim of economy-driven cost-cutting.

But Costa Mesa's loss is now L.A.'s gain, with the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's announcement of a Dec. 4-24 run of the show, its Los Angeles premiere.

The play tells the story of 14-year-old Gracie, whose faith in God, not to mention her Christmas spirit, has been squelched by the recent death of her baby brother.

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Mike Boehm

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