WorkShop Theater Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL One-Man Show, 12/16-18

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Back by popular demand, WORKSHOP THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce a special, limited engagement of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted and performed by Greg Oliver Bodine and directed by Shana Solomon. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will play in The Jewel Box Theater at WorkShop Theater (312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor). Performances begin Sunday, December 16 and continue through Tuesday, December 18. All performances are at 8pm.

Charles Dickens's 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, "A Christmas Carol." All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by
performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to
offer a unique theatrical experience. One actor. One hour! This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over eight (8) years of age. Join us!

The production features Greg Oliver Bodine* as Charles Dickens, performing all the characters from his beloved, holiday novella. *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA approved showcase.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is associate-produced by Thomas Coté. David M. Mead is the stage manager.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL plays the following schedule through Tuesday, Dec. 18:

Sunday, Dec. 16, at 8pm
Monday, Dec. 17, at 8pm
Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 8pm

Tickets are $15–18 and are now available online at workshoptheater.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance. Running Time: 65 minutes.

Greg Oliver Bodine (Playwright / Charles Dickens) Regional theater credits include: PlayMakers Rep, BoarsHead Theater, Cape May Stage, Princeton Rep, Saint Vincent Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, Cortland Rep, Huron Playhouse, Magnet Theatre Company, and North Shore Theatre Group, where he premiered his one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol in 2003. New York Stage: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, HERE Arts Center, Theater Ten Ten, EST, Metropolitan Playhouse, Manhattan Theater Source, American Globe Theatre, FringeNYC, Living Image Arts, Center Stage, 45th Street Theatre, W-WOW! Radio Mystery Hour at Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers, and the Columbia University M.F.A. Directing Program. At WorkShop: Beneath the Hush, a Whisper; The Fatw? of Corpsman Johnny Jones (semifinalist, 2012 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival; Poe, Times Two (2012 NYIT Award nominations: Outstanding Solo Performance, Outstanding Lighting Design, and Outstanding Revival of a Play). Film: Movie 43, Solar Vengeance, Earthkiller. Television: Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, and Saturday Night Live. Training: M.F.A. Drama Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Greg's other plays include Dark Soundings; Poe, Times Two; Wicked Tavern Tales; A Hollywood Lesson in Physics; I – Carpenter (published by Playscripts, Inc.); The Fatw? of Corpsman Johnny Jones; Eye of the Beholder, Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play (Playscripts, Inc.); and adaptations of "To Build A Fire" by Jack London, Plautus' "The Pot of Gold," "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Hound" by H.P. Lovecraft, and "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad (Playscripts, Inc.) Greg is a NYSCA Grants For the Arts Recipient (A Christmas Carol) and is also a member of the Writers' Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source, The Playwrights' Continuum, and Playsmiths. www.gregoliverbodine.com *(appears courtesy of AEA)

Shana Solomon (Director) Shana has directed for the Genesius Theatre Guild, Columbia University, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New Jersey Rep. She has been the assistant director for Boomerang Theatre Company, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Mabou Mines, and the York Theatre Company. Shana is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, a member of the Junior Board at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and the Associate Artistic Director of Odyssey Theatre Ensemble New York.

WorkShop Theater Company's mission is to provide a creative home for a diverse group of playwrights, directors, and actors. WorkShop has developed hundreds of plays, among them Eddie Antar's NY Times Critics' Pick, Drama Desk–nominated and NY Innovative Theatre Award–winning hit The Navigator ("cruises in entertainingly high gear" – NY Times) and Ken Jaworowski's Interchange (NY Times Critics' Pick). Another WorkShop play, Allan Knee's The Man Who Was Peter Pan, became the acclaimed film Finding Neverland, which received an Academy Award nomination for its screenplay by David Magee and was produced by Nellie Bellflower – both of whom are WorkShop Theater Company alumni.

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