A Christmas Memory


A beloved holiday tradition returns to Reynolda House Museum of American Art this December. Robin Voiers will perform A Christmas Memory on Sunday at 3 p.m. A holiday favorite for families, the play is recommended for children age 10 and above.

A Christmas Memory, which grew out of a short story by Truman Capote, has been part of the holiday festivities at Reynolda House for 22 years.

Born in New Orleans in 1924, Capote’s parents divorced when he was four. He lived with relatives in Monroeville, Ala. for several years before moving to New York. Largely autobiographical, the tale relates a Southern writer’s poignant remembrances of Christmas traditions shared with his beloved cousin, Sook, during the Great Depression.

Robin Voiers is well known to Winston-Salem theater audiences. Her performances with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, the Winston-Salem Little Theatre, the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance and her one-woman shows are highly acclaimed. She has appeared at Reynolda House in The Belle of Amherst, Zelda and Isadora. Her performance is directed by William Voiers.

For information and to purchase tickets for A Christmas Memory, please call 336.758.5150. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for members and students.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails. For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150.