Santorella has even applied his love of acting and public speaking to his work as a firefighter, in which he often speaks to the public on safety issues.
By honoring the Jewish heritage, “Prairie Lights” also connects him more closely, he said, to his own Christian faith.
“It has a special meaning to me personally, he said, “which makes it that much more of a joy to do.”
If you go
What: “Prairie Lights,” presented by the North Shore Players
When: Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Hogan Regional Center auditorium, 6 Hathorne Circle, Danvers
Tickets: $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, available at the door
More information: www.northshoreplayers.org or 978-335-5606