Provision Theater Company continues its 10th Anniversary Season with A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR, written by Truman Capote and adapted and directed by Provision Theater’s Artistic Director Timothy Gregory.
The production will feature Nancy Baird as Miss Sook, Max Ganet as Buddy, and Colin Wasmund in multiple roles. A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR begins previews on November 20, with the opening performance on November 23.
The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm through December 29 at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL, 60608.
Thanksgiving and Christmas mean something different to everyone. For seven-year-old Buddy, it means a new home and a new family. When his mother drops him off with her somewhat eccentric family at the edge of a small town, Buddy's first friend becomes his best friend. He develops an unforgettable relationship with his elderly cousin, Miss Sook Faulk. The two find themselves on one amazing adventure after another, proving that friendship is the greatest gift of all.
Based on the best selling books by Truman Capote, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR, center on the author's early years growing up in Monroeville, Alabama. After becoming a literary sensation in his 20s, Capote still referred to his late cousin, a recluse who had never crossed the county line, as "an irreplaceable part of myself."
In the short stories, Miss Sook and "Buddy," as she nicknamed young Truman, bond over such simple tasks as buying whiskey from Mr. Haha Jones' still to flavor their Christmas fruitcake or fishing remote creeks with sugarcane poles. While the memoirs center on the cousins, they are filled with stories of a host of colorful Southern characters, such as Haha, the Rev. J.C. Lucey, "Jumbo" Finchburg, the girl bully, and Queenie, Miss Sook's faithful rat terrier.
Provision Theater ticket prices range from $10 to $32 and include free parking. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off (adult tickets only).
For tickets, call the box office at 312-455-0066 or visit http://www.provisiontheater.org.
If you're looking for an uplifting holiday experience and you're tired of the same old 'bah, humbug' offerings, this show is for you!
Captivating all ages, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR is sure to create new holiday memories for you and your family.
Provision Theater Company is a non-profit equity theater devoted to producing works of hope, reconciliation and redemption; works that challenge us to explore a life of meaning and purpose. Provision Theater Company has celebrated numerous Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for their critically-acclaimed productions of SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, COTTON PATCH GOSPEL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE, THE FOREIGNER, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and BEAST ON THE MOON. Other highly praised productions include: SHAW VS CHESTERTON: THE DEBATE, FISH EYES, SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, BONHOEFFER'S COST, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS, GODSPELL, SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, and THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.