by Thornton Wilder
Directed by John Spitzer
2756 Mosasco Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Off Rosedale Highway
December 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m.
December 12, 19 at 2 p.m.
Doors open half hour prior to performance.
Regular Admission $20
Student Admission $15
About the Show
'The Long Christmas Dinner' – nine decades long – showcases the lives of several generations of the Bayard family, and some of their Christmas dinners. Wilder breaks the boundaries of time as we measure it, and invites us to partake of “one long, happy Christmas dinner” – past, present, and future. As generations appear, have children, wither, and depart, only the audience appreciates what changes and what remains the same. “Every last twig is wrapped around with ice. You almost never see that,” young Genevieve marvels, not realizing that her mother made this observation years earlier, or that her daughter-in-law will one day do the same.