Program for Sunday, December 19, 202
We will be streaming a production of “A Christmas Memory” created for television in 1966, starring Geraldine Page and Donnie Melvin with narration by Truman Capote. The largely autobiographical story, which takes place in the 1930s, describes a period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator and an elderly woman 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 it also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness and loss. Great fuel for conversation based on memory, values and our vision for the future, so we’ll be hanging out for a bit after the film to enjoy some of that.
Pre-register for this program here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Meeting platform will open at 9:30 for informal socializing. Program will begin promptly at 10:00. All are welcome.
“A Christmas Memory” is a short story by Truman Capote. Originally published in Mademoiselle magazine in December 1956, it was reprinted in The Selected Writings of Truman Capote in 1963 and issued in a stand-alone hardcover edition by Random House in 1966. “A Christmas Memory” was adapted for television for ABC Stage 67 by Truman Capote and Eleanor Perry. Both the teleplay and the program’s star, Geraldine Page, won Emmy Awards. The production also won a Peabody Award.