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Holiday Memories


Truman Capote’s “The Thanksgiving Visitor” &
“A Christmas Memory”!

(Both stories featured each performance!)
Adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke

DECEMBER 7 – 10, 2017
Thur, Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 3pm, 7:30pm & Sun at 3pm
In the Horowitz Center's Studio Theatre
Directed by S.G. Kramer

Post-Show Re-Cap: AC extends armfuls of appreciations to the warm and lovely audiences who attended "Holiday Memories" performances! AC is so very grateful to everyone who wrote and placed their "Holiday Wishes" on our tree in the lobby, donated children's books to HCC's Children's Learning Center (!), and attended our Post-Show Talk-Back! Wow!  What a beautiful journey! Thank you ALL! "The HCC’s Arts Collective is critically acclaimed and for two decades has encouraged innovational events in the arts as well as providing training for new and talented artists in the region and this production is more proof of the success of their mission." -DC Metro Theater Arts Review

A holiday classic from "one of the greatest writers and most fascinating society figures in American history" --Vanity Fair

Follow the poignant, true-life adventures of Capote as a young boy during one holiday season in the 1930s American South. In the nostalgic style and spirit of fireside chats, Arts Collective plays with light and shadow, live music, and a cast of students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community artists to bring these heart-warming stories to life.

“Holiday Memories” includes Truman’s most celebrated holiday stories, “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and “A Christmas Memory,” which center on seven-year-old Truman’s experiences with his family of distant relatives in rural Alabama, especially as they portray a loving tribute to his young-at-heart cousin, Miss Sook. It is an unforgettable portrait of these dear, unlikely friends and their beloved holiday rituals. 
Photography by: Bruce Press
Top Row, left to right: Denée Barr, Nsikan Akpan, Colin Riley, Daniel Johnston
Middle Row, left to right: Chris Sisson, Bruce Leipold, Alexander Stephanos, Valerie Lash, Chania Hudson
Bottom Row: Zoey Wexler

General Admission: $15
Students with ID, Seniors (60+) / Military: $10
Parental Guidance Note: Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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Truman: Bruce Leipold
Buddy: Alexander Stephanos
Miss Sook Falk: Valerie Lash
Ensemble: Nsikan Akpan, Denée Barr, Chania Hudson, Daniel Johnston, Colin Riley, Zoey Wexler
Musician: Chris Sisson

Director: S. G. Kramer
Assistant Director: Daniel Johnston
Light Design/ Set Concept: Andrew M. Haag, Jr.
Props Design/ Set Concept: Emma K. McDonnell
Assistant Props Design/ Dialect Coach: Chania Hudson
Costume Design: Daniel Johnston
Sound Design: Chris Sisson
Stage Combat/ Movement Coach: Gavin Shown
Sound Engineer: Matt Straka
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Chania Hudson
Production Stage Manager: Ashe Frost
Production Assistant: Michael Schreibstein, Makayla Beckles, Mary Liberto
Press Quotes about Arts Collective HERE!

-Driving Directions: HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
-Building Map, Finding Horowitz Center Studio Theatre
-Parking: West Garage is recommended. 

About HCC’s Arts Collective
Howard Community College's critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage; from the newly devised to the classics and all in between.  Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility. Ignite your imagination!

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