Beasley Goes Cross-Country

Well, C.W. Munger has done for Tarkington and Beasley’s Christmas Party what I hoped to do… and obviously failed to: popularize Tarkington’s quaint and poignant holiday novella as a stage play.

After a successful off-Broadway premiere and run two years ago, and in the wake of successful remounting in other markets last year, the play will make its debut this coming Christmas… in my very own back yard. ¬†And I even know some of these Taproot guys!

Here’s the press release from Broadway World:

Taproot Theatre brings Christmas cheer and old-fashioned Americana to the stage this holiday season with Beasley’s Christmas Party. The charming 1909 novel from Booth Tarkington was adapted for the stage by C.W. Munger. Beasley’s Christmas Party opens on November 25 and runs through December 30, with low-price previews on November 18 & 19, plus a pay-what-you-can performance on November 23.

A holiday classic reborn! When a curious journalist moves to a small Midwestern town in 1909, he’s captivated by his unusual next door neighbor, gubernatorial candidate David Beasley. Is Beasley crazy or does he just have more imaginary friends than we can count? Full of hope and heart, this holiday tale will charm your whole family with its surprising twists.

Tickets go on sale to the public on October 4; 2011 subscribers may preorder their tickets with their 2012 subscription renewal.

Just call me “Chopped Liver.”

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