Neil McGarry's One-Man A CHRISTMAS CAROL Continues Through Dec 23
Neil McGarry's stunning one-man performance of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL this holiday season is currently thrilling audiences across southeastern New England. An award-winner for "Best Solo Performance of 2014" from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) and named "Best of Boston" in 2013 by critic Jules Becker, McGarry's solo interpretation of the revered holiday classic is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Using only Charles Dickens' original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance, portraying each and every character with full engagement and somehow making audiences believe they're watching an entire company of players. Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force leaves critics and audiences alike laughing and crying with joy. Both moving and entertaining, the result is something much richer than expected and well worth the time and ticket price. McGarry single-handedly brings the spirit of the season to life in this magical one-person performance.
Don't believe us, just watch the first 15 minutes below!
A proud member of Actor's Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, McGarry began his professional career in 1980 as an apprentice at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, completed his training with the National Shakespeare Conservatory in 1987 and has worked as an actor for the last 35 years. He has worked on stages throughout the country such as New York Classical Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, the LA based Excalibur Theatre Company, the Lyric Stage Co. of Boston, Cape Rep Theatre and for ten years was a company member at the Publick Theatre. McGarry has also appeared in films such as Frank the Bastard, Edge of Darkness, The Proposal, Killing Dinner, Fall Apart, Absent Father, Bust, Stranger, and Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator. His television credits include PBS/American Experience: Alexander Hamilton, ABC TV's All My Children, and Showtime's Brotherhood.
A Cape Cod native based in Marshfield, McGarry and his troupe, The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company are touring their award-winning production of the Dickens favorite for the third holiday season in a row at various performance spaces in December. It is a unique experience not to be missed.
FINAL PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:
12/10 - Thursday at 7:00 pm - Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA
12/13 - Sunday at 7:30 pm - Benefit for HAC of Hyannis at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
12/17 - 12/20 - Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 5:00pm - Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
12/21 - Sunday at 7:30 pm - Cape Cod Media Center, South Yarmouth, MA (*A portion of the proceeds from this performance goes to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund)
12/23 - Tuesday at 7:30 pm - Our Lady of Assumption Church, Marshfield, MA
Tickets ($20 Adult - $15 Student/Senior - $12 Military/Veteran; appropriate for ages 5+) can be purchased at the door, at baycolonyshakespeare.org, or by calling 866-811-4111. Discounts for groups of 10+ patrons are available as well as for veterans, serving members of the armed forces / emergency services and those working in education by calling 917-670-1184. For more information, visit www.baycolonyshakespeare.org.
Photo courtesy of The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company / Neil McGarry