Your favorite scenes are still there. And so are some of your favorite actors, albeit sometimes in different roles: Bob Davis is Mr. Fezziwig, Isabell Monk O’Connor is Mrs. Dilber, Kris Nelson is Bob Cratchit, and Lee Mark Nelson is Jacob Marley. Up-and-comer Ali Rose Dachis is both Sally and Deidre Fezziwig, and Kate Eifrig is the winsome Ghost of Christmas Past.
But this annual production of A Christmas Carol—a tradition since 1975—has been freshened up. Directed by Joe Dowling, it follows a new script, written by a British-American playwright in his early 40s. It’s a little more streamlined (though not as much as last year’s brisk interim version—there is an intermission), and a lot wittier. Out with the stuffing, in with the goosing.
In this video, Dowling and playwright Crispin Whittell discuss their vision for the show:
And in this video, you get a glimpse at the new costumes and very new set: