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A Christmas Carol

This A Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with a unique dramatic concept: At the opening curtain, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of the famed platform readings of his stories that packed auditoriums in Europe and America. Of course, the story chosen is one which he often performed, A Christmas Carol (Dickens' marked-up script still exists!). The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. He handles props and helps Scrooge and others with costume changes. Originally conceived for Mr. Jakes' home stage, the Hilton Head Playhouse, the play is supremely flexible in cast and design. The piece includes "God Bless Us Every One,"* a lovely new carol by Jakes and Tony-nominated composer Mel Marvin, as well as suggestions for placement of incidental music. Jim Volz, former managing director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where the play received its professional premiere, says of it: "In John Jakes' hands, A Christmas Carol recaptures the magic and mystique of the Dickens original. It is a brilliant script."

Show dates: December 3rd & 4th, 2021

Show times: 7:00 pm

Directed by Pat Stupi

Cast

 

CHARLES DICKENS ………………………………………………………………………………….……….. Samuel Heininger

EBENEZER SCROOGE ………………………………………………………………………………………….…… Mark Brown

BOB CRATCHIT ……………………………………………………………………………………………….…… Joe Burkhardt

MRS. CRATCHIT ……………………………………………………………………………………………..…… Danielle Clarke

PETER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..…...… Micah Burkhardt

MARTHA ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…. Vasilia Aivazis

BELINDA ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Lilly Wagner

TINY TIM ……………………………………………………………………………………………………...…… Brennan Chase

FRED ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….…….…… Tom Callihan

SARA ………………………………………………………………………………………………………......…… Breanna Turley

JACOB MARLEY ……………………………………………………………………………………………...…… Kurt Fitzgerald

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST ……………………………………………………………………...…………..…… Lynn Brown

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT ……………………………………………………………………………..…… Tyler Bailey

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO COME ………………………………………………………………….… Morgan Coleman

IGNORANCE ……………………………………………………………………………………………….….….. Sonny Donatelli

WANT …………………………………………………………………………………….…………………….… Naomi Burkhardt

WARDENS ……………………………………………………………………………………..…… Rajan Limbu, Jamie VanHorn

FLOWER WOMAN ………………………………………………………………………………………….……… Susan Strebler

GIRL …………………………………………………………………...........…………………………………..… Maggie Kingsley

LITTLE BROTHER ……………………………………………………………………………..………..………… Sonny Donatelli

MOTHER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………...……… Amy Kingsley

BLIND BEGGAR ………………………………………………………………………………………….…………… Jacob Baker

SHOPKEEPER ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Rajan Limbu

LONDON BOBBY …………………………………………………………………………………...…….……… Jamie VanHorn

GENTLEMAN 1 …………………………………………………………………………………………………… Eric Mortensen

GENTLEMAN 2 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Adam Kee

STREET BOYS ………………………………………………………………………...........…… Liam Herston, Sonny Donatelli

WOMAN IN BLACK ……………………………………………………………………………...………….……… Kathy Frazier

YOUNG HUSBAND (Buckworthy) …………………………………………………………………………………… Tyler Bailey

YOUNG WIFE (Caroline) …………………………………………………………………………………….… Natalie Beckwith

SCHOOLMASTER …………………………………………………………………………………………………..… Adam Kee

YOUNG SCROOGE, age 10 ………………………………………………………………………………..…… Gage Natcher

FAN …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..….… Ellie Stephens

MR. FEZZIWIG …………………………………………………………………………………......……….…… Eric Mortensen

MRS. FEZZIWIG ……………………………………………………………………………………....….…… Kirsten Fitzgerald

THE MISSES FEZZIWIG  ……………………………………………......… Mackenzie McLain, Kelsey Minick, Adelyn Kruse 

EBENEZER, in his 20s ……………………………………………………………………...……..…...……… Morgan Coleman

DICK WlLKINS ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…… Jacob Baker

COOK ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Terry VanHorn

COOK'S FRIEND (Bill) ………………………………………………………………………………….………… Joe Burkhardt

MISS BELLE ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Bella Fothergill

FIDDLER ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Samuel Heininger

FAN'S HUSBAND (Tom) ………………………………………………………………………...………………… Tom Callihan

BELLE'S DAUGHTER ………………………………………………………………………....……………… Naomi Burkhardt

BELLE'S HUSBAND ………………………………………………………………………………………..………… Adam Kee

TOPPER ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…… Jacob Baker

RAUCOUS LADY ………………………………………………………………………………………………..… Kathy Frazier

UNDERTAKER'S MAN ………………………………………………………………………………………….…… Joel Lynch

LAUNDRESS (Mrs. Dither) …………………………………………………………………………...……… Kirsten Fitzgerald

CHARWOMAN ………………………………………………………………………………………………...… Jo Ann Pinter

OLD JOE ………………………………………………………………………….………………………..…… Kurt Fitzgerald

BUSINESS PEOPLE ………………… Natalie Beckwith, Samuel Heininger, Adam Kee, Eric Mortensen, Breanna Turley

GENERAL MANAGER OF THE THEATRE ………………………………………………………………….…… Tom Jansen

 

CAROLERS

Addison Cook, Emmaline Stauffer, Hermione Coleman, Maggie Kingsley, Lilly Wagner, Vasilia Aivazis, Ellie Stephens, Terri VanHorn

 

STUDENTS

Adyson Becking, Parker Miller, Willow Ellis, Sonny Donatelli, Liam Herston, Naomi Burkhardt

 

GUESTS AT FEZZIWIG'S PARTY

Molly Ann, Adyson Becking, Micah Burkhardt, Addison Cook, Willow Ellis, Adam Kee, Amy Kingsley, Maggie Kingsley, Linda Knight, Rajan Limbu, Parker Miller, Gage Natcher, Jo Ann Pinter, Emmaline Stauffer, Susan Strebler Jamie VanHorn

 

GUESTS AT FRED’S PARTY

Natalie Beckwith, Hermione Coleman, Morgan Coleman, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Eric Mortensen