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THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE


  • Houston Grand Opera, George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX, 77010 United States (map)

Music by RICKY IAN GORDON
Libretto by ROYCE VAVREK*

Adelaide “Addie” Mills wants nothing more than to have a Christmas Tree in her living room during the holidays, but to her father, James, a tree is a reminder of the promises he made to Addie’s mom who died shortly after she was born.  When Addie wins a tree in a contest at school, it sets off a chain of events that involve her grandmother, teacher Miss Thompson, best friend Carla Mae, and school arch-nemesis Billy Wild, in an attempt to make her house feel more like Christmas. When her father explodes in anger at the forbidden evergreen, Addie reacts with charity, an action that ultimately inspires her father to make a beautiful gesture of his own.

* Alum of the CLDP.

Earlier Event: September 30
ABRAHAM IN FLAMES (workshop reading)
Later Event: January 19
PROVING UP