A Christmas Carol: a tale of three spirits

A Christmas Carol: a tale of three spirits

Written by: Charles Dickens 

(no venue)    12/9/2007 (schedule)

Category:  Reading · World Premiere

Why in the world do we need another stage version of "A Christmas Carol?"

There's a joke that any struggling theatre can meet its budget by year end if they have an elderly actor who can pull off Scrooge. Though a little campy, the joke seakes to a larger need; we want to hear his story. Parts of the story are as engraved in our culture as "Hamlet." Audiences want to hear Scrooge growl "Bah, Humbug" and the innocent Tiny Tim coo "God Bless Us, Everyone!" They want to be reminded of the redemptive power of the season.

Dickens appears as the narrator and almost invites the audience to tell the story along with him. At the same time , it is short and sweet; 90 minutes, straight through with no embellishment.

Brian Pastor.... Charles Dickens *
Cassandra Bissell.... Mrs. Cratchit *
Ned Record.... Ebenezer Scrooge *
Andrew Whatley.... Stage Directions
Carrie Hardin.... Bell, Betsy & others
Edward Rutherford.... Fezziwig & others
John Rooney.... Boy Scrooge & others
June Eubanks.... Mrs. Fezziwig & others
Kate Cares.... Ghost of Christmas Past, Clara & Caroline
Mark Pracht.... Ghost of Christmas Present & others
Matthew Johnston.... Young Ebenezer & others
Nick Lake.... Fred & others
Sara Gorsky.... Fan & Belinda
Sean Ewert.... Jacob Marley, Topper Hainers & others
Tom Weber.... Bob Cratchit & Belle's Husband
*=featured role

Stephen F. Murray ....  Playwright/Adapter

Record created by: guru_teve

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