Holiday Memories

About Holiday Memories

The play was adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbroucke from Truman Capote’s holiday Stories, “The Thanksgiving Visitor” and “A Christmas Memory.” These pieces look at Capote’s life in rural Alabama, and his experiences with distant relatives when he was seven years old. Capote’s relationship with Sook, who was also his best, and really only, friend, is the central focus of both stories. Sook never left her home or married, but developed a relationship with Truman, whom she called Buddy, that was as close as any mother and son. Without hardly and money or experience with children she teaches Truman some of life’s most valuable lessons.