The Guild is bringing a highly inventive adaptation of the classic Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol”, to life this holiday season. In this version, we encounter a company of traveling players about to enact the Dickens story. As the on-stage supplies opens up, actors and stage hands spill out and roll on and a gruff stage manager and a young prop boy check the show’s props and the troupe soon creates a magical world of make-believe. The acting troupe soon discovers that the actors playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim have abandoned the tour; but the show must go on, and the prop boy eagerly volunteers for the part of Tim while the cynical stage manager must be forcibly drafted to play the old miser.
The players quickly become the characters of the story, and we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge, as well as the old stage manager. This adaptation of the classic story was initially produced to critical acclaim by the Mark Taper Forum. The production proved so successful that it was revived the following year…and the following and the following! “A CHRISTMAS CAROL…is a ninety-minute blitz of non-stop enchantment.” —LA Herald Examine
Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 pm and Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 pm. All performances are at 5251 East Morris Blvd as part of a special partnership with the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society. Reserve tickets now by calling 423-586-9260.
Please include the name of the ticket holder with each purchase.
The production is sponsored by the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society, MUS FiberNet, WCRK FM and WMTN AM.
The Cast includes:
Scrooge – Richard Tidyman
Tiny Tim – Jacob Overton
Marley – Britney Newman
Cratchit – Houston Barrett
Mrs. Cratchit – Sara Helm
Fred – Blake Burleson
Mrs. Fred – Regina Zaragoza
Belle – Katrina Bosse
Fezziweg – Gary Greenlee
Mrs. Fezziweg – Kennedy French
Schoolmaster – Luke Underwood
Charitable Woman – Sherri Jacobs
Mother-In-Law – Toni Jill Cox
Jake – Christian Devotie
Scavengers – Elizabeth Fain, Tori Bevelheimer, Beth Snyder, Molly Cox
Spirit of Christmas Past – Rebecca Overton
Spirit of Christmas Present – Sherri Jacobs
Christmas Future …. ?????
Ensemble – Emma Bowen, Emily Travis, Chris Cox, Destiny Dalton, Aslan Grisham, Jennifer Gordon