Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

The Theater Project Presents A CRACKED CHRISTMAS CAROL

Article Pixel

The Theater Project is known for its edgy, groundbreaking theater––which it has continued to put on for its patrons amidst a global crisis. 

The Theater Project Presents A CRACKED CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Theater Project is known for its edgy, groundbreaking theater--which it has continued to put on for its patrons amidst a global crisis.

"It's been a whirlwind here," says Mark Spina, Artistic Director of The Theater Project. "Throughout the pandemic we've tried to serve the public and stay alive. I'll say I've been busier now than I've ever been before."

But this holiday season--in a year where nothing feels quite normal--The Theater Project is leaning into the familiar and the life-affirming. To kick off the holidays, TPP is virtually reviving its 2014 production of the radio play A CRACKED CHRISTMAS CAROL with two pre-recorded Zoom performances featuring Gary Glor, Terri Sturtevant and Ilana Schimmel.

Based on David Albert's A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show, the play takes place at a big-time radio station getting ready to perform Dickens' classic--but none of the actors can get to the station in a blizzard. So it's up to the station manager, the cleaning lady, and a very angry sponsor to pull off the show. Who gets to play Scrooge, and who gets stuck with the sound effects?

Now more than ever, communities are turning to modern technology to connect with each other while remaining miles apart. Radio plays, in particular, use strong dialogue and sound effects to immerse the audience in the fictional world, engaging the senses to create meaning. This, combined with Zoom's "close-ups" on actors that capture every minute change of expression, make A CRACKED CHRISTMAS CAROL a unique experience of a time-honored art form for patrons.

And in what will be a socially distanced holiday season for many, The Theater Project is harnessing the narrative power of the radio play to bring families and friends together in virtual celebration.

For tickets visit https://www.onthestage.com/show/the-theater-project/a-cracked-christmas-carol-29053/tickets. For more information visit www.thetheaterproject.org or call 908 809-8865.


Related Articles View More New Jersey Stories   Shows

More Hot Stories For You