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Truman Capote’s “A Thanksgiving Visitor” (Lewes Library Performance Series)

November 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Truman Capote’s “A Thanksgiving Visitor”: Friday, November 19 | 7:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person 

Popular storytelling duo Suzanne Savoy and Jack Herholdt perform a rendition of Capote’s heartwarming coming of age story. Scholars believe this story, and its companion (see below), is as autobiographical as Capote ever was. To pre-read both of these short stories in one book, the library, as well as Browseabout Books carries this gift-worthy book. 

“Back by popular demand – Suzanne Savoy and Jack Herholdt conduct a live reading of “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by Truman Capote. Savoy and Herboldt first performed this piece online at the library in 2020. They appear in person this year to share their remarkable gifts of story-telling just in time for the holiday season.
Nine-year-old Buddy has a problem. Every day, he gets stopped on the way to school by Odd Henderson, who calls Buddy a sissy, pins him to the ground and rubs burrs into his head. Miss Sook, Buddy’s older cousin and best friend, invites Odd to her big Thanksgiving dinner, where important lessons await both Odd and Buddy.
“The Thanksgiving Visitor” was first published in McCall’s Magazine in 1967, and is a companion piece to “A Christmas Memory,” which will Savoy and Herboldt will perform at the Library on Saturday, November 21, 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.

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. 

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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