The Long Christmas Dinner

Book by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Rebecca Lowe

November 30 -December 16
Thurs - Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:00pm

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.

Performance Schedule
The eleven performances are:
Friday-Sunday, November 30-December 2
Thursday-Sunday, December 6-9
Thursday-Sunday, December 13-16

Elizabeth Grieve as Lucia
Steve Mandell as Roderick, Lucia’s husband
Mary Keating as Mother Bayard, Roderick’s mother
Tom Laird as Cousin Brandon
Allen Hambrick as Charles, Lucia and Roderick’s son
Sarah Nessin as Genevieve, Lucia and Roderick’s daughter
Christina Scott as Leonora Banning, Charles’ wife
Sharon Wetterling as Ermengarde
Steven Shipman as Samuel, Leonora and Charles’ son, Lucia’s twin
Phoebe Gildea as Lucia, Leonora and Charles’ daughter, Samuel’s twin
Matt Arscott as Roderick, Leonora and Charles’ youngest son
Marcee Long as Nurse


Box Office


The box office opens on
Wednesday, November 17th

Tickets Go
On Sale

Season Pass Holders
Tickets available starting
October 31st @ 12:00pm

General Ticket
Tickets available starting
November 7th @ 12:00pm

The Very Little Theatre
2350 Hilyard Street  •  Eugene, Oregon  97405  •  541-344-7751