This show had as its starting point the personification of Santa Claus in the context of shopping mall animations that I underwent between 2011 and 2013. There arose the idea of writing a lie that would turn inside out what we take as the truth of what happens during Christmas. A huge lie to be told from a scenic space onto an audience. To use the theater to reveal an impressive truth. And make the impossible happen. Santa Claus. Santa Claus appearing before an adult, and certainly nonbelieving audience. An audience that is, nonetheless, compelled to believe exactly because it is facing a stage. Let’s be fair, precisely the same happens in many of our homes, every evening of the 24th of December, when someone disguised as Santa Claus makes a fleeting appearance to drop gifts by the tree. Children believe. Adults don’t. Or so they pretend. And almost believe. Of course, the home stage does exalt and convince. The theater stage, though, is expected to do it even more. Because it magnifies everything. Here Santa Claus bursts in through the eyes and the ears of those attending. He bursts also through their skin – there are even those unwary, fortunate ones that are awarded kisses. Many. Yes. Yes. And no. It is not the people who allow themselves to be replaced by a stranger with a fake beard and a familiar face, to pretend they have nothing to do with the gifts, subtracting themselves from the gratitude and the kisses of those who receive them. It’s quite the opposite. It is Santa Claus who, for spending the whole year withdrawn at the North Pole manufacturing the presents, gives each one the opportunity to claim for oneself the paternity of the gift. Of course. And of course not. Santa Claus is not around. He never is. But he exists. In this theater, he does. At least that’s what the entirety of his onstage, actor’s body wants to prove. Until the end of the show, he is in debt to anyone who has paid a ticket and watches him. But it’s really him, the actor Santa Claus. The authentic. The one to whom we owe all the presents and who got lost in the North Pole and got estranged from himself. Here he comes, now, to explain and offer himself in gift.