Holiday Memories

by Jeffrey Dorfman

     Holiday Memories is a show that looks like a Norman Rockwell, but has the heart of Chekhov. Based on Truman Capote's childhood, the stories show how even being surrounded by sadness and futility, one can create moments of Joy.


     Based deep in 1920s southern Alabama, my goal was to embrace the childlike simplicity of emotion. Rage, joy, and sadness are fleeting, but their echoes and ripples are what shape our lives and decisions. Working With Director Tom Prewitt, I believe we accomplished just that.


     These tracks are shortened from their original lengths.


     Capote Main Theme - Whimsical, nostalgic, and just a little sad. This Main theme was used with various repetition and variation Throughout. It's here in it's final version as we depart the world.

     Drunk Theme - What happens when a 60-year-old and a 7-year-old try whiskey for the first time? Warmth, haze and unrestrained elation. Through this moment, the performers accompanied the music with each others drunken singing all competing the the audience's attention. It is all brought to a dead halt when "those who know best" stumble in.

     Elation Theme - Happiness starts as a spark. It's kindled and brought to a flame. Time passes.


Holiday Memories by Truman Capote

Adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke

Directed by Tom Prewitt

Set and lighting design: Colin Dieck

Costume design: Danielle Preston

Sound design: Jeffrey Dorfman


Produced by WSC Avant Bard

Theatre On The Run

November 25 – December 20, 2015