BBTC_1940s Radio Christmas Carol logoA 1940S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL
Bound Book Theater Company
Dec. 8-10
Mt. Washington United Methodist Church

Directed by Judy Berrens
Music directed by Dennis Andrew Betz
Produced by Cheryl Boettger

Cast: Kent Smith as Clifton Feddington, Gary Hopkins as William St. Claire, Dan Nieman as Charles “Cholly” Butts, Neil Geoppinger as Fritz Canigliaro, Anthony Schaeffer as “Little” Jackie Sparks, Sarah Bizub as Judith Davenport, Shana Mccoy as Margie O’Brien, Laurel Ellis as Sally Simpson, Michael Gunter as Isadore “Buzz” Crenshaw, Dennis Andrew Betz as Toots Navarre, Kelly Geoppinger as Esther Lewis Pirnie & Eddie Zigmann as Harold J. Mullins
Chorus: Erin Zigmann, Terry Dean & Betty Coulter

It’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hotel room in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary “take” on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whether it’s the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the over-the-top theatrics of veteran actor, but radio novice, William St. Claire, this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. St. Claire’s escalating foibles and acting missteps propel the show to a simultaneously comedic and heart-wrenching dramatic climax: St. Claire has an on-air breakdown, and begins to connect his own life with that of the classic Dickens tale. In order to “save the show,” the company improvises an ending to Charles Dickens’ classic as a film noir mystery, featuring a hardboiled detective, a femme fatale, and an absurd rescue of Tiny Tim (and the Lindbergh baby) from the clutches of a Hitler-esque villain named Rudolf. Includes dinner which is served one hour prior to curtain.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 10 at 3pm

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