THE LONG
CHRISTMAS
RIDE HOME

by Paula Vogel
directed by Josh Sobel
Season 28
October 30—December 12, 2015
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THU, FRI, SAT 8pm · SUN 4pm
Tickets $28
★★★ … very touching and quite wise little show that has lived in the front of my head for the past few days.
— Chicago Tribune
RECOMMENDED Chamber-theater-style storytelling and bunraku-inspired puppets contribute to the comic, tragic, honest beauty of this unorthodox yuletide tale, sensitively rendered in Josh Sobel's staging for Strawdog Theatre.
— Chicago Reader
★★★★ There is an unexpected tenderness in this production that appears over and over, seemingly from nowhere.
— Time Out Chicago
People who would like this show are people who like cool puppets, sad but hopeful stories, and presents from the trash. I think that people should definitely go see this show. I thought it was very interesting, fun, and lovely. It is a very dark but funny Christmas story.
— Ada Grey Reviews For You
JEFF AWARDS RECOMMENDED

Past, present and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve when a family's car spins out of control following a disastrous holiday dinner. Josh Sobel directs a hauntingly beautiful play by Pulitzer-winner Paula Vogel that deftly charts the personal trajectories that are forever altered by a single, fateful night.

cast
Ed Dzialo
Man
Sarah Gitenstein
Rebecca
Sam Hubbard *
Stephen
Kristen Johnson
Claire
Loretta Rezos
Woman
John Taflan *
Minister
production
Author
Paula Vogel
Director
Assistant Director
Madisen Dempsey
Set Design
Mike Mroch
Light Design
Projection Design
Michelle Underwood
Costume Design
Puppet Design
Stephanie Diaz
Props Design
Jamie Karas
Sound Design
Jeffrey Levin
Stage Manager
Alexa Berkowitz
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Production photo by TCMcG Photography