Magical Holiday Stories @Jupiter Hall with theatre KAPOW and guests

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Karkulka the Marionette in theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum. Photo/Matthew Lomanno

MANCHESTER, NH — Jupiter Hall is thrilled to present a fantastic afternoon of performing arts with theatre KAPOW and musical guests on December 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Treat yourself and your family to this wonderful experience. There is no ticket fee for this event but donations are welcome!

Peter Josephson and Karkulka the Marionette in theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum. Photo/Matthew Lomanno

theatre KAPOW will perform two separate programs of three distinct stories at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

In “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Anderson, a poor young girl has a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm on a very cold New Year’s Eve, the girl lights the matches she sells, and envisions a very different life for herself in the fiery flames.

Rachael Longo, Carey Cahoon and Candace Gatzoulis in theatre KAPOW’s Raining Aluminum. Photo/Matthew Lomanno

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry is a touching and beautiful story of a young couple unable to afford presents for each other on their first Christmas together. Each sacrifices a treasure to provide a gift for the other but, in so doing, they work at almost tragically funny cross-purposes.

Oscar Wilde’s beloved tale, “The Selfish Giant,” tells the story of the selfish giant who built a wall around his beautiful garden to keep children out. It was always winter in the garden, but a special child brings Spring back, and the giant’s heart melts along with the snow.

Flutist Michelle Koolian

Michelle Koolian, flutist and cellist David L Duhon will perform a variety of holiday classics and welcome everyone to engage in caroling. Michelle Koolian began her musical career as a young child when first introduced to the flute during the fourth grade. She has been playing for 20 years and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Michelle studied flute performance under Wendy Rolfe.

David Duchon. Photo by Beth Pelton

David L Duchon is a graduate of Stanford University with many years of orchestral, solo, and chamber music experience. David brings new ideas, styles and always finds something interesting to contribute, to facilitate the most enriching musical experiences to every audience.

About Jupiter Hall

Jupiter Hall is a community-oriented multi-purpose creative space located in Manchester, NH where communities can experience arts, culture and innovation. Jupiter Hall showcases and presents exciting opportunities for storytellers, creatives and professionals working with Digital Media and other innovative formats to share their stories, culture and vision.