Photos from Saturday’s rehearsal for “Klaus”

The staged reading of “Klaus,” my Christmas show about the origins of Santa Claus, continues to take shape. .

The reading is Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the June M. McBroom Theatre at Community High School in Roanoke, Va.; the reading is put on by the Hollins Playwright’s’ Lab.

Earlier, I posted photos from Thursday’s rehearsal and Friday’s rehearsal. Here are some photos from Saturday’s rehearsal, which emphasis on Brian O’Sullivan, who plays the titular role of Professor Klaus, a mysterious German physics professor who shows up at a failing British college in the 1740s and sets tongues wagging with his strange ideas.

Klaus (played by Brian O'Sullivan) jokes about his girth to the class he's teaching at a woebegone British college in the 1700s.

Klaus (played by Brian O’Sullivan) jokes about his girth to the class he’s teaching at a woebegone British college in the 1700s.

Klaus enjoys teaching natural philosophy (as physics was called in those days), but his students -- played by Kevin McAlexander, Blair Peyton and Will Coleman -- are less amused.

Klaus enjoys teaching natural philosophy (as physics was called in those days), but his students — played by Kevin McAlexander, Blair Peyton and Will Coleman — are less amused.

Klaus with his students again. I believe this is the scene where many of them (especially Percy, played by Blair, in the center) have shown up with hangovers. Either that, or it's a scene in the ale-house where the students spend much of their time.

Klaus with his students again. I believe this is the scene where many of them (especially Percy, played by Blair, in the center) have shown up with hangovers. Either that, or it’s a scene in the ale-house where the students spend much of their time.

Klaus with Horace Grinchley (played by Drew Dowdy), the officious assistant to the headmaster.

Klaus with Horace Grinchley (played by Drew Dowdy), the officious assistant to the headmaster.

Klaus and Grinchley again. Drew Dowdy is a master of facial expressions.

Klaus and Grinchley again. Drew Dowdy is a master of facial expressions.

Mary the landlady (Martha Boswell) and Grinchley. He's come to inquire about her lodger, Professor Klaus.

Mary the landlady (Martha Boswell) and Grinchley. He’s come to inquire about her lodger, Professor Klaus.

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