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The Long Christmas Ride Home - December 3-10

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Written by Paula Vogel and directed by Peter Sampieri

Past, present, and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this beautifully written play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned to Drive proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.

Vogel's work blends two  distinctly different theatrical influences as she plays with our sense of time and characters move freely within their memories: the work of playwright Thornton Wilder and traditional Japanese Noh and Bunraku Theatre. The play also includes Bunraku Theatre devices of  masks, puppetry, music and dance. 

Vogel's play is, ultimately, about being seen for who we are with all of our beauty and all of our flaws. At a time when our human contact is limited and we cover our own faces with masks, being seen holds new meaning and urgency.

Reservations may be made at Your ticket provides access to the recorded show from December 3 at 7:30 pm through 9:30 pm on December 10.

This recording was created in the Sophia Gordon Center. Covid-19 safety protocols were observed at all times..Run time is 80 minutes. 

Please note the play contains issues of domestic violence, alcoholism, homophobia, anti-Semitic language, depression, and sexual content, and is not suitable for young children/is for mature audiences only. 


When 9:30pm
Karen A Gahagan

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