Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ebenezer Scrooge Rides Again

It's that time of year again, amazingly. For the twelfth consecutive year, I'll have the pleasure of sharing Charles Dickens' incredibly rich language and moving story about the miser in us all. Our adaptation is called A Christmas Carol for Two Actors, and this year, after first performing the piece with me in 2007, Julie Phillips returns to the production. Molly Hood returns too, this time to direct.

Dickens' prodigious gifts for producing text that also sounds simply gorgeous certainly echo those of Shakespeare, and "Carol" is one of the best examples. The novella was first adapted for the stage almost immediately after publication in 1843, and we're delighted to revive its wonderful sounds. It begins with one miser, seemingly without a single redemptive quality.
We've learned that of the three (3) public performances, the first, 12/7 is already sold out.
The shows are on Monday evenings this year, Dec 7/14/21.
Showtimes are still 8pm as the show is under 70 mins. Tickets are available at RichmondShakespeare.com, and at all Ukrop's, Macy's, at the CenterStage box ofc (M-F 11-4 and 2 hrs before each show), and by calling 1-800-745-3000.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Molly Hood directing?! Doubly upset to be missing this... for the first time since 2005. :(