NewsPHOTO CALL: Exclusive Opening Night Coverage of Irish Rep's A Christmas Memory, Starring Alice RipleyTony winner Alice Ripley (Next To Normal) stars in the Off Broadway premiere of a new musical – A Christmas Memory – at Irish Repertory Theater, which opened Dec. 4.
December 05, 2014
The production is slated to run through Jan. 4 and is directed by Charlotte Moore, Irish Rep's artistic director.
Exclusive Opening Night Coverage of Irish Rep's A Christmas Memory, Starring Alice Ripley
A Christmas Memory has a book by Duane Poole, music by Larry Grossman, and lyrics by Carol Hall. Aaron Gandy music directs.
Ripley plays a character named Sook in the musical based on a short story by Truman Capote.
The play is set in 1930's Alabama with a plot centered around a group of eccentrics throwing a traditional Southern Christmas; the cast will also include Nancy Hess (Chicago), Taylor Richardson (Annie), Virginia Ann Woodruff (The Color Purple), Silvano Spagnuolo, Samuel Cohen (Once) and Ashley Robinson (Bright Star).
The design team includes choreograpy by Barry McNabb, scenic design by James Noone, costume design by David Toser, lighting design by Brian Nason, properties design by Deirdre Brennan and wig design by Robert Charles Vallance.