On December 3rd, 2012 Scripps Ranch Theatre hosted a reading of Stephen Metcalfe’s The Gift Teller, a holiday-themed play based loosely on The Gift of the Magi. The reading was performed by some of San Diego’s finest actors:
Teller – Todd Blakesley
Julie – Kristin Woodburn
Daniel – Brian Patrick
Mackery Tracy – Olivia Espinosa
Sebastian – Fran Gercke
Mr. Metcalfe directed, and hosted a talk-back session after the play.
Stephen Metcalfe’s career has touched on all forms of dramatic writing for screen, television, and stage. He wrote the screenplays for – among others – Pretty Woman, Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Marrying Man, and Dangerous Minds. He has written for such notables as Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris, Kathy Bates, Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Nicolas Cage, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone, Peter Falk, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Subsequently, on November 9th a year later, SRT’s full production of The Gift Teller opened.
Our audiences loved the show, and we are very proud to have participated in its development.
Olivia Espinosa, Brian Mackey, Todd Blakesley, Kristin Woodburn, Stephen Metcalfe (seated)
Patrons at The Gift Teller