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Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory” (Lewes Library Performance Series)

November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”: Saturday, November 20 | 7:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person 

Back to back performance of Capote’s seasonal favorite that continues to explore his storytelling from the eyes of seven-year-old Buddy. This Christmas story reenactment event will be repeated closer to the holiday on Friday, December 17th at 7 PM. 

“Suzanne Savoy and Jack Herholdt conduct a live reading of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. Savoy and Herboldt first performed this piece in-person at the library in 2019. They return this year to share their remarkable gifts of story-telling just in time for the holiday season.
Capote’s mostly autobiographical short story first published in 1965. It takes place in the 1930s and follows the period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator, Buddy, and an elderly woman, Miss Sook, who is his distant cousin and best friend. The evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season, and also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness and loss. It is a companion piece to “The Thanksgiving Visitor”, which will Savoy and Herboldt will perform at the Library on Friday, November 19, 2021.” -https://lewes.lib.de.us/2021/06/24/spoken-word-society-and-shakespeare-festival/


The list of events and resources available at the Lewes Public Library astounds! Lectures, workshops, author presentations and performances. Children’s programming, book clubs – and even a financial education series. The library’s calendar is almost overwhelming. 

Here, we focus on the Lewes Library’s Performance Series, the Spoken Word Society and Shakespeare Festival. Don’t let the Shakespeare reference fool you – it’s symbolic for the most part, although there are some events that involve Shakespeare readings and performances. As for the spoken word, literary works are performed and discussed, bringing stories to life. 

These events are free, but reservations are required for certain programs, so it’s wise to do a little browsing on the library’s website to be sure. 

OTHER UPCOMING PERFORMANCES for the remainder of 2021 include the following.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”: Friday, December 10 | 7:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person 

Don’t miss the chance to see the performance by Gerald Dickens, the great great grandson of Charles Dickens. Captivating audiences all over the world with his talents, and performing in major venues, actor, writer and producer Gerald Dickens will act out a rendition of A Christmas Carol as 30 different characters! 

Make those reservations and don’t miss out on Lewes Library’s unique and exceptional offerings to the public. As you can see, libraries are not just about books! 



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