Henry Boyle plays 10-year-old Buddy in Quill Theatre's production of "Holiday Memories."
In Quill Theatre’s Holiday Memories, based on two stories by Truman Capote, 10-year-old Buddy (Henry Boyle, above) and Sook (Jody Smith Strickler), his eccentric 60-something cousin and close friend, transcend their circumstances in Depression-era Alabama through imagination. Their adventures include buying whiskey from a bootlegger to make 31 fruitcakes as gifts — even one for President Roosevelt.
“It really captures the magical feeling of childhood when everything is possible,” says director Jan Powell. "Children will enjoy the flights of fancy, and adults will enjoy the beautiful language and relevant kind of grownup memories you have of Christmas."
The show, at VCU’s Grace Street Theater from Dec. 3 to 26, features original music by Richmonder Drew Perkins (who is putting out a CD of the music) and choreography by Kaye Weinstein Gary of K Dance. $15 to $30. 934 W. Grace St. 340-0115 or quilltheatre.org.