The Long Christmas Ride Home
“Brilliant . . . even more ambitious than Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive . . . it covers more ground and is bolder in its storytelling. Vogel’s language is at its most poetic, eloquent and elegiac. In fact, its vivid imagery rivals the prose style of any great American short story writer. The play sounds like it might have been adapted from a beautiful, undiscovered novel
Christmas Ride takes a lot from asian theatre practices. In addition to the bunraku-style puppetry that it really wants, there are places for shadow puppet...more
- I have a hard time picturing the puppets and the Japanese influences but I'm sure it's really cool in theater.
The emotional ante of any play is upped about 10000% for me when you involve a puppet. I DON'T THINK THIS IS WEIRD AT ALL.
Vogel was born in Washington, D.C. to Donald Stephen Vogel, an advertising executive, and Phyllis Rita Bremerman, a secretary for United States Postal Service Training and Development Center. She is a graduate of The Catholic University of America (197...more