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The Gift of the Magi 

When: Various times
Price: $5-$25

In recent years, some local theater companies have brought an interesting innovation to their holiday programming, abandoning the concept of the December blockbuster—overinflated, over-the-top spectacles before hundreds or thousands of spectators—in favor of much smaller, more intimate experiences. Since last winter, for example, the Women's Theatre Festival's Little Women has addressed the reversals faced by a resourceful Civil War-era family at Christmas while serving a holiday tea to small houses. And you won't feel lost in the crowd when Sonorous Road presents its new immersive adaptation of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi. Only twenty seats are available for each show, which plunges the audience into a Jazz Age New York speakeasy where the barflies, bartenders—and, just possibly, the ancient sages of the title—witness a struggling young couple trying to express their mutual love with a perfect Christmas gift. —Byron Woods

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