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Listen to Holiday Storytelling at Linden Place

Linden Place Museum in Bristol offers a special Saturday afternoon program by noted performer and storyteller Robb Dimmick.

Cover of Truman Capote's book, 'A Christmas Memory'. Credit: Linden Place
Cover of Truman Capote's book, 'A Christmas Memory'. Credit: Linden Place

You are invited to a special holiday program on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14, at Linden Place Museum in Bristol.

Actor and master storyteller Robb Dimmick will read two holiday books starting at 2 pm. His readings of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas and “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote are described as “mesmerizing” by the museum.

Dimmick has been performing on stage and telling stories for more than 20 years. The event takes place in the ballroom and is open to all ages. It is part of the museum’s month-long celebration of the holiday season.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is as bound up in the memories of Christmas as the tree, the tinsel, and the snow itself, according to the museum.

“Thomas’ lovely poetry evokes the joy and merriment of childhood, the 
festivity of the holidays, and the delight of the unexpected,” according to the museum. “With fires in the parlor, unpopular gifts, and simpering aunts, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this lyrical retelling of a time and place long gone, but nonetheless 
familiar to all.”

Capote’s seldom-heard “A Christmas Memory” is another beautiful evocation of the holiday, according to the museum.

“Drawn from Capote’s own childhood in the South, it takes audiences to a time when simplicity was more meaningful than abundance,” according to the museum. “Fruitcakes, handmade gifts, and holly in the windows decorate this story with plain beauty. Seen from a child’s eyes, one experiences how Christmas can, and does, touch the heart forever.”

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and include admission to tour the festively decorated Linden Place Mansion. Members of Linden Place receive a $2 discount. Admission is free for Colt Circle members.

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