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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On Stage This Week: A Holiday Classic

   Marshall University's Department of Theatre is starting a new holiday tradition based around a fresh version of a holiday classic!

   They're presenting A Christmas Carol this week at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse, and it promises to be an amazing show, loaded with special effects and, of course, a wonderful story by Charles Dickens.

   My pal Dave Lavender turned in a terrific story about the show, which you can read at this link. 

   Here's an excerpt:


   Back in 2009 and 2010, professional actor Jack Cirillo took on the task of bringing Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, to life by himself in a riveting one man show.
   These days, he is getting by with a little help from his friends.
   Still a spot on Scrooge carved right from the storybook pages, Cirillo is joined by key veteran regional actors such as Clint McElroy and Mary Williams, a couple young talents, Dean Neal and Owen Jennings, and a host of college talent as Marshall Department of Theatre kicks off the holiday season with a deliciously dark and original recipe rendering of one of the season's meatiest classics, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for stage by Romulus Linney.
   Directed by Nicole Perrone, A Christmas Carol, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Saturday, Nov. 21. There will also be a Saturday, Nov. 21 matinee as well at 2 p.m. All shows are at The Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on campus.
   Tickets are $20, $15 for faculty and seniors and $7 for children five to 12. The show is free to full-time Marshall students with valid ID.
   Be sure to arrive early as at 30 minutes before each show, the cast will be performing Christmas carols they've worked up with the direction of David Castleberry and Michael Rose.
   (Photo of Jack Cirillo playing Scrooge by Larry Butcher)
   Don't miss it!

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