Dec 03 - 10 2020
The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel

The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel

Presented by Salem State University Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Online/Virtual Space

Past, present, and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. Humorous and heart-wrenching, this beautifully written play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of How I Learned to Drive proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.

Paula Vogel’s hauntingly beautiful¬†work blends two distinctly different theatrical influences as she plays with our sense of time and characters move freely within their memories: the work of playwright Thornton Wilder and traditional Japanese Noh and Bunraku Theatre. The play also includes Bunraku Theatre devices of masks, puppetry, music and dance.

Vogel’s play is, ultimately, about being seen for who we are with all of our beauty and all of our flaws.¬†At a time when our human contact is limited and we cover our own faces with masks, being seen holds new meaning and urgency.

Your ticket provides access to the recorded show from December 3 at 7:30 pm through 9:30 pm on December 10. Run time: 80 minutes

This recording was created in the Sophia Gordon Center. Covid-19 safety protocols were observed at all times.

Admission Info

To purchase tickets, please visit salemstatetickets.com. Your ticket provides access to the recorded show from December 3 at 7:30 pm through 9:30 pm on December 10, be sure to check your email confirmation.

Dates & Times

2020/12/03 - 2020/12/10

Additional time info:

Your ticket provides access to the recorded show from December 3 at 7:30 pm through 9:30 pm on December 10.

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space