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For the past 27 years Michael Elkins has directed and starred in "The Gift" at Notre Dame University in Belmont, Calif. It plays for just nine shows, eight of which are free to the public. In lieu of purchasing tickets, audience members bring food and toys to be donated locally.
The Gift is created by a volunteer cast and crew. Costumes have been gathered, and kept, sets been added to over the years. This is perhaps the greatest gift of theater I have ever witnessed. But how does it work?