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PV Players Present: The Long Christmas Dinner
The Penn’s Village Players Present:
“The Long Christmas Dinner”
a one-act play by Thornton Wilder
Live and In-Person!
Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 2:00 pm
MacColl Room, First Presbyterian Church
201 S. 21st St.
The Penn’s Village Players are back live and in-person! Join us for this one-act play, which traverses ninety years and represents in accelerated motion ninety Christmas dinners in the Bayard home. The development of the countryside, the changes in customs and manners during this period of time as well as the growth of the Bayard family and their accumulation of property sums up vividly a wide aspect of American life. It is a serious play lightened with humor of character; it has a human, tender, moving quality both appealing and forceful.
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) was a novelist and playwright whose works celebrate the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience. He is the only writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for both drama and fiction: for his novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and two plays, Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth. Wilder’s many honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
MacColl Room<br />First Presbysterian Church of Philadelphia
201 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19
Registration is required before Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM
This will be an in-person event in the MacColl Room of the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St. at the corner of Walnut. The entrance is at the rear of the church, off of 21st St. There is a handicapped accessible entrance behind the building off of Chancellor St.
Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing Info@pennsvillage.org, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Guests may attend up to three programs before joining Penn’s Village
Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.