As every adult boy and girl knows, the holidays mean domestic drama. Returning home for even the briefest of visits plunges you automatically into a role that's at once most familiar and most strange. For some the homecoming is a kind of sentimental melodrama, for others a surreal food farce. The long-distance version isn't any easier, with the famous soliloquy "To call or not to call" transforming in a tormented heartbeat from Shakespearean quandary to Artaudian theater of cruelty. Fortunately these performances come but once a year, allowing us all time to regain psychological ground before the next emotionally... More >>>