Legendary photographer Ansel Adams was also a playwright who wrote an elaborate Christmas story, the â€œBracebridge Dinner.â€ He even wrote its music. In fact, he almost gave up photography in favor of music.
It has been 80 years since he wrote that play and this year, a lavish presentation has been prepared to mark the holiday pageantâ€™s 80th anniversary. The â€œBracebridge Dinnerâ€ will have eight performances at the Yosemite Parkâ€™s Ahwahnee Hotel. Families from around the world have been attending the theater-dinner presentation which was originally conceived in the 1920â€™s as a clever attraction for travelers to the Yosemite Park in wintertime.
The â€œBracebridge Dinnerâ€ tells the story of a holiday evening at Bracebridge Hall, home to an unusual English nobleman based loosely on a character in a short story by Washington Irving, author of “Rip Van Winkle.” This season’s performances run through Dec. 26.