based on Capote's Childhood Reminiscences.
Nov. 25 thru Dec. 20
WSC Avant Bard
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Avant Bard’s gift to Metro DC theatregoers will be a play about a great American artist’s coming of age: Holiday Memories, based on short stories by Truman Capote adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke. This lovely and lyrical reminiscence shows Capote as a boy abandoned by his family in Depression-era Alabama. Called Buddy in the play, he talks with the writer self he became, and we meet the kindly soul, Miss Sook, who saw and forged a connection between the two. Can heartwarming be edgy? You betcha.