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A Christmas Memory at The Mastrogeorge Theatre


12/6/2019 - 12/22/2019


The Mastrogeorge Theatre

130 Pedernales
Austin,TX 78702
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The Alchemy Theatre presents a new presentation of Truman Capote's beloved short story, A Christmas Memory, featuring Luke Hill as the narrator. Originally published in 1956, this poignant, heart-felt, modern day classic gently captures Mr. Capote's richly detailed memories of his Depression-era, rural, Alabama boyhood with his best friend- an eccentric, 60-something distant cousin with whom he baked fruitcakes each Christmas.

Ages: Adults, Teens and Kids over 7.

News About A Christmas Memory at The Mastrogeorge Theatre

The Alchemy Theatre Will Present MACK & MABEL
March 10, 2020

Following its critically acclaimed 2019 season which included Mary Page Marlowe, The Waverly Gallery and Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, The Alchemy Theatre once again brings their unique and powerful storytelling to the musical MACK & MABEL, directed by Michael Cooper, musically directed by Adam Roberts, choreographed by Josh Sallerson and produced by Marnie Near and Christopher Shea.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at The Mastrogeorge Theatre, Austin Texas
December 10, 2019

Based on the beloved 1956 classic by the same title, The Alchemy Theatre's production of A Christmas Memory (at the Mastrogeorge Theatre) is a lovely adaptation of what is in my opinion, Truman Capote's finest masterpiece. Although Capote published far fewer books than his contemporaries, his body of work is extraordinary with accolades for works the caliber of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood, Capote always insisted that this short story was his personal favorite. A tribute to his distant cousin, Nanny Rumbley Faulk, nicknamed 'Sook', A Christmas Memory tells us the story of 'Buddy' (Capote's nickname) and his last Christmas with cousin Sook and their beloved dog, Queenie. Capote's shattered childhood had a profound effect on him; He suffered from multiple neuroses (including separation anxiety), fueled by alcohol and drug addiction. Capote was so terrified of abandonment that he reportedly refused to travel without his most treasured possession, a baby blanket handmade by Sook. When he died at the Bel Air home of Joanne Carson one month shy of his sixtieth birthdate, (per Carson), he held the blanket and uttered his final words, 'It's me, it's Buddy... I'm cold'.

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