Archived: Holiday Memories

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Truman Capote |  Adapted by Russell Vandenbroucke
Directed by Dr. Jan Powell
December 3 – 26, 2015
Grace Street Theater
– 934 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Oh my…it’s fruitcake weather!

Adapted from the stories Truman Capote regarded as his greatest works of short fiction, Holiday Memories recalls Capote’s 1930’s Southern boyhood. One of America’s finest memoirists, the author weaves a mesmerizing blend of youthful sensitivity and adult recollection in this loving tribute to his old-maid cousin and “best friend,” Miss Sook, and the simple circumstances of their lives that allowed their imaginations to roam free. In the play, young Buddy has an eventful Christmas as Sook leads him and their dog Queenie on the kinds of adventures a child will always remember, including baking 31 fruitcakes as gifts for everyone they can think of, such as Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt! Charming, hilarious, touchingly moving, this modern-day classic tale will warm the hearts of all your family, and deepen the meaning of beloved holiday rituals. Featuring original country Christmas music composed by Drew Perkins for this production.

“Capote, in a bright, fluttering, wheeling way, makes all the tinsel and confetti and embroidery that bind together such delicate emotions come vigorously to life.” The New Yorker, editorial review.


Easy and affordable parking near the theater, scroll down for information.

Photos by Aaron Sutten

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Ticket Prices & Calendar


Ticket Prices

Preview, Thursday, December 3, 2015: All tickets $15

Adults: $30      Seniors (65+): $25     Students: $20      RVATA (RAPT): $20      Child: $15

Groups (10+): $20          Please contact Pam Webb for group sales at (804) 340-0115 

Box Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm


934 West Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Easy and Affordable Parking


Street parking is available where permitted. Please refer to the street parking signs for hourly rates and time allowance.

West Broad Street Parking Deck: located just around the corner from the theater, with entrances on the corner of Broad and Harrison Street and Shafer Street. The deck is open 24 hours. When you pull in, you will take a ticket and pay upon exit. Rates are $1.00 per hour for the first 2 hours. The show will last approximately 1 hour.

Parking Lot BB: located directly across the street from the theater (next to the art store). Limited spaces. Rates are $1 per hour for the first 2 hours. The show will last approximately 90 minutes. Pay-by-space meters are located are available 7 days a week for the BB and HH lots.

Parking Lot HH: located next to the theater in the RamTech parking lot. Limited spaces. Rates are $1 per hour for the first 2 hours. The show will last approximately 1 hour. Pay-by-space meters are located are available 7 days a week for the BB and HH lots.