Innovation Theatre Works presents two classic holiday stories this season running concurrently on its MainStage in Balcony Café. Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory starring KTVZ’s Bob Shaw will take up residence on the MainStage beginning Friday, December 2 play Fridays Saturdays at 7pm Sundays at 2pm.
Directed by S y Silver, this largely autobiographical story written by Truman Capote, which takes place in the 1930s, describes a period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator an elderly woman who is his distant cousin best friend.
Capote’s evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship the joy of giving during the Christmas season, it also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness loss.
Now a holiday classic, A Christmas Memory has been broadcast, recorded, filmed, staged multiple times, in award-winning productions now it is coming to Bend.
Shaw’s own childhood recollections come through as he stars in this one man holiday production that you will not soon forget it will most likely bring to mind many of your own Christmas memories.
A Christmas Memory is being produced as a benefit for the Assistance League of Bend we will share up to 50 percent of the proceeds with that amazing organization, including 100 percent of the proceeds from the Gala Opening Night on Friday, December 2.
Additionally, Balcony Café lobby will feature caroling from a festive holiday quartet before each show jazz after each Friday Saturday evening performances with holiday treats from the Café.
Tickets: $30 for Opening Night Gala on Dec. 2nd. Regular prices for all other performances are: $20/Adults $18/Students, seniors, groups.
THE SANTALAND DIARIES
The second Holiday offering will be the classic David Sedaris story, The Santal Diaries opening in the Balcony Café running Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 8pm through December 22.
Directed by ITW’s Artistic Director, Brad Hills, The Santal Diaries began life as an essay by David Sedaris. It is a true humorous account of Sedaris’ stint working as a Christmas elf in SantaL at Macy’s department store.
Sedaris first read the essay on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition on December 23, 1992. The piece was well-received, provided Sedaris with his first major break. Sedaris later published the essay in the collections Barrel Fever (1994) Holidays on Ice (1997). In 1996, Joe Mantello adapted Sedaris’ essay for the stage as a one-man, one-act play that has since become a seasonal staple of regional, college high-school theatre.
As with A Christmas Memory, audiences will be invited to stay after each show to enjoy holiday treats special jazz performances in the Café. All ticket prices for all performances are $10.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-504-6721. 1155 SW Division Street, #B-8, between Reed Market Third in the Sc ia Square behind the new Goodys Factory Store.