Monday, December 09, 2013

Smith Street Stage's "A Christmas Carol" In Carroll Park Is A Must

The Carroll Sisters
Katie Willmorth
Eleanor McCormick
Clara Strauch with Jordan Coffey
Ron McClary
Jonathan Hopkins
Vinnie Penna and Corey Whelihan
Charlie Kravits
Susanna Baddiel
"Business! Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Imagine it's a snowy night in 1940. As the 'Carroll Sisters' treat listeners to a selection of Christmas songs, actors assemble to perform "A Christmas Story" as a radio play on a 'soundstage' in Carroll Park's park house.

And you are invited to be part of the studio audience.

It's all part of Smith Street Stage's delightful adaptation of Charles Dickens' perennial classic. If you have not yet seen it, you must absolutely get your tickets now for one of the remaining performances.

Under Beth Ann Hopkin's masterful direction, the seven actors perform thirty-four characters and take turns creating special sound effects to accentuate the tale.
The actors are superb. Ron McClary plays mean-spirited miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who amends his avaricious ways to perfection. Charlie Kravits is a wonderful Tiny Tim, and Jonathan Hopkins' portrayal of kind-hearted over-worked, under-appreciated clerk Bob Cratchit is immensely touching.

Smith Street Stage, a local production company, has previously brought four Shakespeare production in our neighborhood park. In years past, the group performed 'Romeo and Juliet' (2010), 'Macbeth' (2011) and 'Twelfth Night'(2012) and Julius Ceasar (2013).
We are very lucky to have them in our neighborhood.

Smith Street Stage Presents: 
Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol  (A Radio Play)" 
at the Robert Acito Park House in Carroll Park
Corner of President Street and Smith Street Remaining dates:
December 11, 12, 13 at 8pm
December 14 at 5pm and 8 pm
December 15 at 5 pm
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. Seating is first come, first served.  
Doors open ten minutes before performances.

Tickets are available here.

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