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A Christmas Carol Uniquely Staged in Orange City

(ORANGE CITY) -- Christmas can bring a feeling of nostalgia for many, and what

better way to harness that feeling than a presentation of "Charles Dickens: A

Christmas Carol" done as a live radio play.  The SchoolHouse Theater Company

will be presenting this holiday treat at Orange City town hall beginning this

weekend.  The stage will be set as a 1940's sound stage, with the actors dressed

as radio actors for that era.  Lois Estell is one of the actors in the production. 

She says that a show like this gives the actors a chance to concentrate on using voices and creating

characters without having to move around, and gives the audience free imaginative reign.
 

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Estell adapted Dicken's novel, which is in public domain, into the script that

will be presented and Linda Dykstra scripted the parts of the show that bring in

the 1940's radio vibe- things like the introduction of the actors, live

commercials and musical interludes.  Other cast members include: John Brogan as

Ebenezer Scrooge, Meghan Aardsma and Jack Bonnecroy.

No matter what version of A Christmas Carol is your favorite, Estell says that

the adaptation of Dickens dialogue stays true to tradition and character

descriptions are bit vague so the audience can picture their favorite moments in

their mind.

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The SchoolHouse Company, in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council, is

presenting “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” in the Orange City Town Hall

December 8-10 and 15-17 at 7:30 p.m.
 

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and may be reserved

by emailing theschoolhousecompany@gmail.com. For more information, check

www.orangecityarts.net.

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