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Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”


The Lewes Public Library Spoken Word Society presents Suzanne Savoy and Jack Herholdt in 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 Saturday, November 18, 2023.

Suzanne and Jack are familiar presences on the stage in New York City and in television, film, and video. Suzanne appeared regularly in Cinemax’s The Knick and in Better Call Saul (AMC), House of Cards (HBO) and For Life (AMC), and she tours nationally in her one-woman original show Je Christine. Jack was in the award-winning video series Celebrity Ghost Stories and in the television series It’s Quarantine with Vanessa Charbonne. Both Suzanne and Jack hail originally from Delaware.

NOTE: seating is limited so registration is required.

The Lewes Spoken Word Society (LSWS) celebrates the tradition and artistry of oral storytelling through lectures, performances, discussions, demonstrations, and other publicly-shared experiences. The LSWS is partially funded by the generous support of Becker Morgan Group, Browseabout Books, Cape Gazette, GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club, John and Sally Freeman Foundation, and M & T Charitable Foundation.

Saturday, December 16, 2023
5:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time
Large Meeting Room
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
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