Capturing Christmas spirit
“It speaks of the poverty, and for me the aim was not to distract from the story,” she said.
Wanting to buy one another presents on their first Christmas together, Della and Jim give up their most prized possessions — resulting in an unfortunate plot development — to purchase something special for the other.
Referencing the title of the play and the underlying message of the story, the three wise men appear at the beginning and end of the play. Carrying their gifts for the messiah, they watch the star of Bethlehem.