The Long Christmas Ride Home
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Aaron Cromie
Mandell Theater | 33rd & Chestnut
October 29, 2009 - November 15, 2009
Set DesignerCraig Vetter
Costume DesignerAlisa Sickora Kleckner
Puppet DesignerAaron Cromie
Sound Designer/ ComposerChristopher Colucci
Lighting DesignerTerry Smith
Stage ManagerKatie Ringwood
One snowy Christmas Eve three children and their parents take an ill-fated ride to grandmother's house. In The Long Christmas Ride Home past and present collide in the back of the family sedan. The play offers brief, illuminating glimpses of the children's future lives, but always comes back to that one fateful night, the claustrophobic car, and the moment a family shattered. Combining superb storytelling, music and puppetry The Long Christmas Ride Home explores the fragile and fraying bonds of family.
"The Long Christmas Ride Home collapses time and space into moments of disarming, and affecting, beauty... it is somewhat like gazing at stars: We feel their inspiration, as well as their sad distance from earth." - The New York Times.
Tickets $15.00 - $25.00
Contains adult themes and situations. Not suitable for children.
The Long Christmas Ride Home is presented in association with the Antionette Westphal College’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP). MPiRP is supported in part by a grant from the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation.