‘A Christmas Carol’ returns to BGSUWritten by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
For many, the holiday season is a time of fond family traditions and beloved tales showcasing the power of the human spirit. Perhaps none more so, than Charles Dickens’ classic novella A Christmas Carol. Dickens’ masterpiece is sure to warm even the coldest heart when it makes its return to Bowling Green State University at 8 p.m. Nov. 29.
This season’s production was adapted by Margaret McCubbin, associate professor and costume designer. Geoffrey Stephenson is directing.
“The story has such beautiful language and in a way that made things easier in terms of the adaptation, but you don’t just want to have the actors simply do a staged reading of the original material, so I went back through the novella to get a sense of its surroundings and dialogue. Every production has its variations and so much depends on the director’s approach, but there are so many great scenes in the story, for me Fred’s party scene is always very visually fresh and of course, I love the stuff with Jacob Marley. This is just a great redemption story. It shows that even the least caring in our society has the ability to change,” McCubbin said.
When the novella first appeared in December 1843, it was a commercial disappointment, but eventually found its audience due to positive critical response.
“Patrons really shouldn’t miss this show because you can take the whole family, which you can’t always say about every production when it comes to live theater. It’s also just a wonderful community effort and the ending is so positive that it will have you walking out feeling good,” McCubbin said.
Additional show dates and times are 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. All performances are set in the Donnell Theatre, which is located in the Wolfe Center for the Arts.
For ticket prices and all other information, call (419) 372-8171 or visit www.bgsu.edu/arts.