Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of A WILDER CHRISTMAS Off-Broadway
The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company has announced that their hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will extend its limited engagement through January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) A WILDER CHRISTMAS (comprised of Wilder's THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA) opened on December 8th to unanimous rave reviews. Scroll down for photos from the festivities!
THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER traverses 90 years in the life of an American family as they gather around the dining room table for a holiday celebration. As generations appear, have children, wither and depart, the patterns of behavior within this comically extended family are revealed as well as the essential values in every generation.
PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA follows a diverse band of characters bound for Chicago during the 1930 holiday season. No ordinary train, this Pullman car allows us to eavesdrop on the thoughts and feelings of its many passengers, creating a cacophony of self-absorbed humanity. Notable for its use of the "Stage Manager" character several years before OUR TOWN, conventional time is suspended in this free-wheeling comedy in which people of all ages, classes and backgrounds are brought together for one unforgettable train ride.
Under the direction of Obie Award-winner Dan Wackerman, the cast of A WILDER CHRISTMAS features James Beaman, Victoria Blankenship, Jamil Chokachi, Brad Fryman, Michael Sean McGuinness, Kristin Parker, John Pasha, Jeremy Russial, Gael Schaefer, Anna Marie Sell, Rafe Terrizzi, Barbra Wengerd, Giselle Wolf, Merissa Czyz, LaMar Giles, LaWanda Hopkins, and Barbara Salant.
A WILDER CHRISTMAS runs 90 minutes and the playing schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, with matinees Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available through www.ThePeccadillo.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111.
Theater at St. Clement's
JOHN PASHA, agent BARRY KATZ, BARBRA WENGERD, KRISTIN PARKER, and MEGAN LOHNE at the opening night party for A WILDER CHRISTMAS
TAPPAN WILDER (the playwrightâ€™s nephew) and JOHN PASHA
JOHN PASHA and KRISTIN PARKER
BARBRA WENGERD, KRISTIN PARKER and BRAD FRYMAN
BARBRA WENGERD with husband KELLY COOPER
TAPPAN WILDER and LAMAR GILES
MICHAEL SEAN McGUINNESS, ANNA MARIE SELL, JOHN PASHA, BARBRA WENGERD, BRAD FRYMAN, JAMIL CHOKACHI, KRISTIN PARKER and RAFE TERRIZZI