Two one-act plays for the holidays!
The Long Christmas Dinner traverses 90 years in the life of a single American family as they gather around the dining room table for a holiday celebration. As characters enter through the "portal of life" and exit through the "portal of death" we begin to perceive, telescopically, as it were, the patterns of behavior within this comically extended family as well as the essential values in every generation.
Pullman Car Hiawatha follows a disparate collection of characters bound for Chicago during the holiday season. No ordinary train, this Pullman car allows us to eavesdrop on the thoughts and feelings of its many passengers, creating a cacophony of self-absorbed humanity. Notable for its use of the "stage manager" character ten years before Our Town, Pullman Car is an existential comedy of manners in which people of all ages, classes and backgrounds are brought together for an inimitable moment in time.