A World Premiere | Saturday December 7th @ 7PM 

Christmas, 1956

By Erica Funkhouser, Adapted by Mary John Boylan

A new play retelling the events leading up to an extraordinary Christmas Eve on a farm in Concord, Mass., when a young girl and her family unexpectedly welcome three refugees into their home, thus changing the pattern of their lives for years to come.

Tickets are reserved seating and price of admission includes cocktails and dessert buffet with post-show party.

Erica Funkhouser’s collections of poetry include Post & Rail (Lost Horse Press) and five books published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Alice James Books.  Included in Sure Shot And Other Poems (HMH 1992) are three dramatic monologues in the voices of 19th century women: Sacagawea, Louisa May Alcott and Annie Oakley.  The Oakley poem was adapted for the stage by the Helicon Theatre Company in Los Angeles.  Funkhouser’s work on Sacagawea led her to become involved with the production of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on the Lewis and Clark Expedition; her essay on Sacagawea appears in Ken Burns’ and Dayton Duncan’s Lewis and Clark (Knopf, 1997).  Her poems, stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Poetry, Agni, Harvard Review and other magazines.  One of her poems has been sand-blasted into the Davis Square MBTA Station in Somerville, MA.  A 2007 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Funkhouser lives in Essex, MA and teaches writing at MIT.


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