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Young Phinney actress in Book-It Theatre’s Christmas production

November 16th, 2010 · Comments

Sophia Mitri Schloss of Phinney Ridge will perform in Book-It Repertory Theatre’s production of “Red Ranger Came Calling: A Guaranteed True Christmas Story,” at Seattle Children’s Theatre.

“Red Ranger” is based on the 1994 children’s book by Berkeley Breathed, the creator of the comic strips “Bloom County” and “Outland,” which featured popular characters Opus and Bill the Cat.

Sophia plays three roles: toy, rabbit and elf.

Breathed tells the true story of his own father who, at age nine, insisted on being addressed as the Red Ranger of Mars. Every Christmas, the Red Ranger is sent to Vashon Island to spend the holiday with his Aunt Vy. This Christmas of 1939, the rambunctious and disbelieving red-headed boy encounters an ancient man named Saunder Clös, rumored to be the retired Santa Claus. Inspired to overcome Red’s skepticism, Saunder Clös gives a gift which leaves his own indelible mark on the landscape, and which still remains on Vashon Island today! Red Ranger tells a timely tale where even the hardest heart can be softened through the act of believing in that which is difficult to believe.

“Red Ranger” runs from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23 at the Seattle Children’s Theatre at the Seattle Center. Tickets range from $25-$42 and can be purchased online or by calling 206-216-0833.

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