Ed Center Drama Club Presents:
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
Friday, December 14, 2012
Ed Center Gym
Santa Claus, as a baby is found in the Forest of Burzee by Ak: Master Woodsman of the World, and placed in the care of the lioness, Shiegra. The Wood Nymph, Necile, breaks the law of the forest and takes the baby because she desires to raise a child of her own as mortals do, convincing Ak that since he made the law, he can allow an exception. Necile calls him Claus, meaning "little one" in the old Burzee language, but Queen Zurline gives him the more formal name Neclaus, "Necile's Little One". He then is educated by the immortals of the Forest.
Based on the works of author L. Frank Baum, this program offers a glimpse at the magical origins of the man that children from across the globe have come to know as Santa Claus. Beginning with his unique childhood, the story chronicles how Santa discovered his passion for making children happy, how he became a toymaker, and how his famous reindeer-pulled sleigh came to be, along with other beloved holiday traditions.