Stage Door: A Christmas Memory, On the Other Side of the River

December 5, 2014 8:41 PM

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Stage Door: A Christmas Memory, On the Other Side of the River

The story opens with a gentle exclaim: "It's fruitcake weather!" Sook, a 60something Southern woman, and Buddy, a young boy, embark on their yearly Christmas ritual: baking holiday fruitcakes. The tenderness between the two, locked together in a Depression-era world, is the essence of A Christmas Memory.

Now playing at the DR2 Theater off-Broadway, the Irish Rep has transformed Truman Capote's moving, semi-autobiographical short story into a touching musical.

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