A Wilder Christmas, Featuring Rarely-Seen Thornton Wilder Plays, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight

News   A Wilder Christmas, Featuring Rarely-Seen Thornton Wilder Plays, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
 
The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company presents A Wilder Christmas — featuring two rarely-seen Thornton Wilder one-acts, The Long Christmas Dinner and Pullman Car Hiawatha — beginning Dec. 3 at Theatre at St. Clement's.

Obie Award winner Dan Wackerman directs the production, which will officially open Dec. 8.

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The cast comprises 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.

The Long Christmas Dinner, according to press notes, "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."

The production also has scenic and lighting design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Marianne Custer and sound design by Quentin Chiappetta.

Performances will continue through Jan. 3, 2016.

Tickets are $25 and are available through ThePeccadillo.com or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

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