Gregory Hines, Joe Mantegna and John Ritter are just a few of the actors who will offer readings and personal remembrances of Christmases past on two consecutive Sundays, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, at the Met Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
The programs, dubbed "Season's G'Readings," are part of the Great Writers series of readings at the Met Theatre.
Hines will be on hand on both days to recount his experiences as an actor on the road during the holidays.
Mantegna will read a Christmas story on Dec. 7; at that same performance, Ritter will offer "The H Street Sledding Record," a short story by Ron Carlson.
Slated to perform both evenings are Paul Koslo and Allaire Paterson, who will read Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," and Martin Kove, who will perform a piece about Chanukah. There will also be a reading of O'Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" by Laura Owens and caroling by the National In Choir and The Little Dickens at both performances. Other actors scheduled to participate include Wendell Pierce and Robin Riker. Also being performed at the theatre on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 20 is Bamberwood, a comedy by Kirsten Dahl about an alternative college in the '70s.
"Season's G'readings" are Dec. 7 and 14 at 7 PM at the Met Theatre, 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Hollywood, CA. For tickets, call (213) 957-1152.
-- By Rebecca Paller