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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, check
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