In Performance: CHRISTMAS CAROL's Peter Bradbury as 'Ebenezer Scrooge'
This week's New York Times In Performance video features a scene featuring Peter Bradbury as Ebenezer Scrooge in Patrick Barlow's new adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Christmas Carol." Directed by Joe Calarco, the production continues through Jan. 4 at the Theater at St. Clement's. Watch the performance here!
From the writer of the Tony Award winning hit, The 39 Steps, comes this spirited new adaptation of the beloved Dickens' classic. Five gifted actors bring to life all of our favorite characters, from Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig. Using nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality and the power of imagination, this timeless story of redemption shows how Ebenezer Scrooge transforms from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long.
The cast of A Christmas Carol features Peter Bradbury (Cyrano De Bergerac, Picnic) as Scrooge with Mark Light-Orr (Counselor At Law), Jessie Shelton (Peter/Wendy), Franca Vercelloni (Much Ado About Nothing), and Mark Price(Mary Poppins) playing all of the other roles.
Directed by Joe Calarco (adaptor/director of Shakespeare's R & J), A Christmas Carol has set design by Brian Prather, lighting design by Chris Lee, costume design by Anne Kennedy and sound design by Victoria Delorio.
Since its publication 150 years ago, A Christmas Carol has become as synonymous with the holiday season and the American Christmas tradition as hot chocolate, cozy sweaters, mistletoe and carols by the fireside. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all of Dickens' iconic characters bring the spirit of the season to life, in a classic story that resonates as much today as it ever has before. No matter how it's retold, read aloud at family gatherings or performed on stage, A Christmas Carol has the power to enchant and enlighten like no other Christmas tale.