Adapted from Truman Capote’s rendition, Quill Theatre’s production of Holiday Memories will have its opening night TONIGHT and will run through the month of December until the 26th.
The production tells a coming of age story that relays between Capote’s relished memories of boyhood and family, as the play ventures through main character Buddy’s childhood experiences with his cousin Sook during a memorable 1930′s holiday season in Alabama.
“Imagine, during a time where Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was set and written as well, you can easily grasp the setting for Capote’s holiday story,” said the show’s Director, and artistic director for the Quill Theatre, Jan Powell.
With an aura that replicates Lee’s famed novel, mentions of the Roosevelts, and features fun scenes about baking cakes, the play invites adults and children of all ages to relish the meaning of the holidays and spend Christmas time with family.
With the ties to history, this play not only warms up hearts, but brings back remnants of American history during the time in which Capote’s short story was written.
“The musical composition is all originally done by Drew Perkins,” Powell said. “Perkins, who is also working on his own Christmas album, helps set the play with original and beautifully composed music”.
With original country musical composition by Perkins, the musical notes of the play aim to tie together a cheerful and scene-setting cohesion for the nostalgic production.
Holiday Memories also stars Quill Theatre’s own Eddie Webster as Truman, Jody Smith Strickler as Sook, Henry Boyle as Buddy, and Maggie Bavolack who interchanges between many characters through out the performance.
With its eponymous name, this play hopes to reawaken the nostalgia in you about your own childhood during the holidays, allowing you to re-imagine the light feeling of committing holiday rituals and fiascos with your friends and family.
The show will run from the 3rd to the 26th of December at the Grace Street Theatre located at 934 W.Grace Street.
Tickets are only $15 on Thursday, December 3rd but will increase slightly during the season. Tickets may be purchased online here or at the door.