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A Christmas Memory

An old fashioned holiday celebration featuring a dramatic reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" starring Bob Shaw.


Enjoy an evening of holiday recollections through story and song on Friday, December 19 at the Tower Theatre. Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory," starring Bob Shaw, is presented by Assistance League® of Bend, an organization dedicated to helping people in need in Deschutes County.

Shaw will theatrically retell Capote’s classic holiday short story, the tale of a young boy and his eccentric elderly cousin who enjoy the bond of friendship as they share their special holiday traditions. Shaw is known locally as NewsChannel 21’s chief meteorologist, but he’s also an accomplished storyteller and a major supporter of Assistance League of Bend.

Students from Summit High School's drama department are participating in the production of the show as part of the Tower Theatre Foundation's educational outreach program, "Lesson PLAN." They will help stage the performance, and one student will present a personal "Holiday Memory Monologue."

The performance will be directed by Sandy Silver. The Men’s Chorus of Central Oregon will also perform special arrangements of several classic holiday songs.

Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 541-317-0700.

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