The Daughter of St. Nicholas
by Gaslight Baker Theatre

Dec. 03 - Dec. 18, 2021

In this play within a play set in early 20th century Russia, a colorful troupe of actors in a small provincial theatre is presenting a dramatization of the Russian classic fairy tale about the daughter of St. Nicholas, who braves adversity and saves Christmas by finding the lost reindeer and completing St. Nick's rounds.

Sergei, as warmhearted offstage as on, plays St. Nicholas, and Misha plays his sidekick. Irina plays the nervous usher who mush "go on" as the front half of the reindeer, with the introvert, Igor, playing the rear. Add to the mix Old Popo, the ancient curtain puller who may not hear the cues, three little girls/boys who appear as dancing snowflakes, and a half-starved street urchin with stage fright who fits the rabbit costume perfectly and discovers a home on the stage.

Playing the star is Vayla, beautiful, temperamental and perhaps too old for the part. When Vayla, in an off-stage pique, trips over a chair and breaks her leg, she is replaced by the reluctant Ludi, the kind, shy, stage-struck dresses who will have to go on and save the show... if she can gather the nerve. Audiences will enjoy the drama, romance, holiday fun, and a peek at the backstage world of theatre.

Directed by Tam Fancis


Vayla/Snegorka: Melissa Hardaway

Sergei/St. Nick: Doug DeGirolamo

Ludi: Jessica Davis

Misha/Yuli: Taylor Luke

Igor/Little Antlers Rear/Wolf: Gareth Schulte

Irina/Little Antler Front/Bird: Jenny Saad

Street Urchin/Rabbit: Shea White

Old Popo: Kevin Thuerwaechter

Snowflakes: Piper Thuerwaechter, Luhana Lopez, Natalie Mata, Wren Davis, Jonathan Davis

Onstage Stage Hands: Thomas Utzinger, Kay Senter

Asst. Director: Sondra Schaible

Set Design Consultant/Costumer/Music Director: Liza Collins

Set Construction: Ben White

Stage Manager/Music Assistant: Amanda McCall White

General Assistant: Jill Kammerdiener

Tech Director: D.W. Lane

Cellist: Emory Burton (other musicians and tech crew TBA)

The Daughter of St. Nicholas
by Linda Daugherty
Gaslight Baker Theatre

December 03 - December 18, 2021
Gaslight Baker Theatre
216 South Main Street
Lockhart, TX, 78644

Fridays and Saturdays, December 3-18, 2021, 8 pm
Sundays, December 5 and 12, 2 pm
Saturday, December 18, 2 pm