The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts presents
Christmas at Macombers
by Ray Sipherd
directed by Will Jeffries
Like the holiday itself, Christmas at Macombers combines celebration, sentiment, imagination and illusion.
To the customers and salespeople of Macombers, a large, urban department store, Thomas Cavanaugh is a familiar face. A long-time employee with an engaging charm and keen, observant eye, he recalls some of the most memorable stories of the holidays that he encountered in the great emporium during the many years he walked its floors.
Among the stories is the challenge posed by one shoppers list of Christmas gifts; the festive way five temporary sales people celebrate on Christmas Eve; the touching tale of the young man responsible for items lost and, for him, found inside the store; the mystery behind a man whose visits to the Books Department grow more puzzling as Christmas nears; and finally, Mr. Cavanaughs very personal account of his own life within the store itself.
Step into Macombers and be enraptured by the warmth, delight and wonder that await!
This free staged reading is a showcase for a new play from award-winning writer and playwright Ray Sipherd. One of the original writers of Sesame Street, he is also the winner of three Emmy Awards. As a Writer-Producer for Channel 13, he created "All Things Considered", a weekly series of the arts and culture of New York. He has published seven children's books, four novels and a collection of short stories. His other plays include "Mathew Brady Presents!", and "Tinker's Fire". He also wrote the book and co-authored the lyrics of a musical based on the classic Russian play "He Who Gets Slapped".
Join us for a reception with the author after the reading.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 10
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!