Friday, December 10, 2021

CAROL This Weekend!

On Saturday, Passage Theatre Company will be presenting a one-night-only special holiday showing of my two-person adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

I'll be taking the train down to Trenton to see the play in person. Tickets for the live performance are sold out, but if you're interested in the show, you can also view it streaming for a fee. The performance begins at 7:00pm and is directed by Passage's artistic director, C. Ryanne Domingues.

Epiphany Theater Company originally commissioned the adaptation and produced it in Saratoga Springs in 2007. Amy Kaissar, who first approached me about writing the piece for Epiphany and who now is producing director at Bristol Riverside Theatre, will be coming to see the production in Trenton, so I'm looking forward to seeing her there!

While there's no replacement for live performance, I'm glad that the production will be available for folks to watch streaming. A number of companies have been making productions accessible online lately, including the Mint Theater Company, which is offering its archived production of Stanley Houghton's play Hindle Wakes for free until December 26th.

If you're not into streaming performances, though, and you weren't able to get a ticket to see A Christmas Carol before they sold out, consider going on Monday to see Bernard Shaw's Village Wooing performed as a live staged reading by Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders at Symphony Space. This special presentation by Gingold Theatrical Group promises to be a treat.