PARCEL FROM AMERICA
Libretto by Jahnna Beecham, Malcolm Hillgartner, and Michael J. Hume Original Songs by Malcolm Hillgartner with additional music by Kevin Corcoran
Based on a story by Tomaseen Foley
directed by JR Sullivan
LIMITED RUN: DECEMBER 7 & 8th ONLY
The Mayfair Theatre at the Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL
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December. West Ireland, 1950.
At a time when community was the center of life, and family was the center of community, a close-knit village mourns the emigration of loved ones now living “in the next parish over, across the ocean in the USA.”
During the holiday season, those left behind wait for annual packages from America - boxes of gifts and letters sent with longing and love. And this Christmas, no one is more anxious than a widow and mother who stands nightly at her lonely cottage door, lantern in hand, awaiting the postman and dreaming of her PARCEL FROM AMERICA.
Filled with unforgettable characters, and featuring a live band playing stirring traditional melodies, and beautiful original songs, Irish Theatre of Chicago is delighted to offer a concert performance of this joyous and family-friendly new Christmas musical that tells the tale of a young boy, his family, their lonely neighbor, and how the joy of Christmas brings love to all.