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Theatre Bristol presents 'A Christmas Carol'

October 27, 2020

Theatre Bristol is “Keeping Drama On–and Off–Stage,” with the first Theatre Bristol On Air production of the holiday season, “A Christmas Carol,” featuring a cast under the direction of Glenn Patterson and your imagination.

Theatre Bristol On Air, a radio drama throw-back to Theatre Bristol’s days of “Don’t Touch That Dial,” airs “A Christmas Carol” on radio 89.5 WETS, with airing details to be announced at www.TheatreBristol.org. Throughout the months of November and December, the program is also available on various podcast services and the Theatre Bristol website at no charge. Donations of the value of a ticket or two are appreciated.

“A Christmas Carol” features Dickens’ well-known mean-spirited and selfish old man, Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas. One cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is particularly unkind to the people who work for him. When Scrooge gets home, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley – and then by three ghosts. They are the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. The ghosts help Scrooge reflect on his own life and look towards his future. Finally, The Ghost of Christmas Future terrifies Scrooge by showing him visions of his own death. The ghosts’ journey through time teaches Scrooge the error of his ways. When he wakes up on Christmas Day, he is full of excitement and buys the biggest turkey in the shop for the Cratchit family before spending the day with his nephew, full of the joys of Christmas.

Leading the classic Christmas story is Glenn Patterson, serving as the program announcer in addition to director. The cast is made up of long-time veterans and some new-to-Theatre Bristol performers, including Fred Dunagan as Ebenezer Scrooge, Dave Carter as the Narrator, Scott Costner as Fred, Terry Marek as Bob Cratchit, Brant Burgiss as the Gentleman, Steve Baskett as Jacob Marley, Mary Ellis Rice as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Lucy Claire Foy as Fan and Young Boy, Garrett Humphrey as Young Scrooge and Peter, Steve Humphrey as Fezziwig and Businessman, Amy Reid as Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Martin, Hannah Broeils as Belle, Ryan Stinson as the Ghost of Christmas Present, David Maloney as Mr. Michaels and Businessman, Martha Hawk as Mrs. Seymour and Mrs. Dilber, Hunter Wilson as Topper and Businessman, Michelle Shumate as Niece and Caroline, Laura Humphrey as Mrs. Cratchit, Bailey Lowe as Martha, Caroline Humphrey as Tiny Tim, Andrew Hunt as Captain and Old Joe, Dakota Peak as Helmsman and Edward, and Leticia Peltzer as Charwoman. Nicole Intagliata serves as the stage manager, Camille Gray serves as the audio technician, and Samantha Gray is the producer.

“A Christmas Carol” follows Theatre Bristol On Air’s Halloween success, “The War of the Worlds” directed by Dottie Havlik.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.