New Year’s Eve at Grandma’s House has its premiere April 13 at the Piven Theatre in Evanston for two performance, one at 6 p.m, the other at 8 p.m.
Each show will begin as the house lights dim and this video begins to play. This video includes the people on whom characters in New Year’s Eve are based, the members of author John N. Frank’s extended family.
Here, they are first seen in the mid-1990s as the family home in Brooklyn is being prepared for sale. Then watch as they travel back in time to some of the many parties that made that house the home for so many members of this family for nearly 70 years.
As the video ends on show night, you will be in Grandma’s dining room on New Year’s Eve, 1960, wondering along with family members whether that year’s party will happen or not. Come see the show to find out the answer.
See the video on YouTube: