The Peccadillo Theater Company presents a pair of one act plays by Thornton Wilder, 'The Long Christmas Dinner' and 'Pullman Car Hiawatha.' More…
'The Long Christmas Dinner' traverses 90 years in the life of a single American family as they gather around the dining room table for a holiday celebration. As characters enter through the 'portal of life' and exit through the 'portal of death' we begin to perceive the patterns of behavior within this comically extended family as well as the essential values of every generation.
'Pullman Car Hiawatha' follows a disparate collection of characters bound for Chicago during the 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.
See it if you are a fan of Wilder and his style of writing - these are not among his best pieces and there's a reason these are rarely performed
Don't see it if you expect beautiful story telling and uplifting holiday stories; you don't like audience participation (I hate that in the theater)