Rose of Athens Theatre presents…
a heartwarming reader’s theater style play, with live music
Friday, December 5th at 8pm at the Oconee Presbyterian Church
Saturday, December 6th @ 3pm and 7pm at Cine in downtown Athens
A Rose Of Athens Theatre holiday tradition, this is the tale of an enduring friendship between a small boy (Buddy) and his eccentric cousin (Sook). Truman Capote's true story of the happiest time of his childhood is performed with live piano accompaniment composed by Bart King, exclusively for this reader’s theatre style production.
This theatrical staged reading with music is sponsored in part by the Athens Downtown Development Authority and will feature the performances of Lisa Mende, Bart King, Ben Reed, Kathleen Hogan, Lisa Cesnik, Vicky Moody, Tim Harris, Norman Ferguson and more. Truman Capote’s holiday stories are adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke and directed by Joelle Re Arp Dunham.
Holiday Memories is a play with music that encompasses two Capote short stories: A Thanksgiving Visitor and A Christmas Memory. It is wonderfully Southern and a perfect way to enjoy, embrace and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. The heartwarming holiday music, composed and performed by Bart King on piano, both underscores the reading and adds beautiful color to this already delightful play.
New to Rose of Athens Theatre, Tim Harris, who plays the part of the narrator (Truman), is very familiar with this classic Southern story. He performed it at a live radio show at NPR for the 2001 Peabody Awards. His love of the narrative propels him to play the NPR live show every year for his Buford High School students.
Donations of canned food are welcome at each performance. This play is recommended for ages 8 and older, all ages can enjoy it.