Trinity Rep celebrates the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with their annual presentation of his classic tale of A Christmas Carol, as adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi's Furniture with supporting sponsor Amica Insurance. Performances begin on November 10th and run through December 29th. Appealing to young and old alike, this heartwarming story of the power of forgiveness shows us that anything is possible – and hope is always just around the corner.
Tickets are on sale now and by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office. Adult ticket prices for A Christmas Carol start at $36. Children's tickets (age 2-14) start at $22. For information on group discounts for parties of 20 or more contact Group Sales at (401) 351-4242.
A timeless tale of forgiveness and hope enjoyed by generations of Southeastern New England, this holiday favorite earns rave reviews from audiences and critics year after year. The Boston Globe praises the annual tradition saying, "there is no better Carol than the one that Trinity Repertory Company puts on every Christmas season."
In this classic tale of redemption, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who warn him to change his heartless ways – or else. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Tyler Dobrowsky and starring resident Acting Company member Timothy Crowe as Scrooge, this year's production will feature lively musical numbers, special effects, traditional costumes and all the magic of the season.
"I'm so thrilled to have Tim on board as our Scrooge," Dobrowsky effuses, "He's not only a fantastic actor, but he truly loves playing the part. My friend's son could not get over seeing Tim in the role a few years ago, he kept saying, 'He's just so mean in the beginning…and then he's so happy at the end,' – which I think speaks to how much Tim relishes Scrooge's journey as a performer."
The director is also excited to bring the story back to 1843 London and a more traditional setting. "I'm over the moon that Eugene Lee has signed on with us to design this year's production. He hasn't designed a Christmas Carol here in over twenty years, and it is an incredible joy to work with him on the design process." In addition to Tony Award-winning Set Designer Lee, the production team includes Costume Designer Alison Walker Carrier, Lighting Designer John Ambrosone, Sound Designer Peter Sasha Hurowitz, Musical Director Darren Server and Choreographer Shura Baryshnikov.
This particular play holds a special meaning to Dobrowsky as it coincidentally was the first professional production that he ever attended. "My childhood experience with this show has really informed how I am approaching staging the play. I want to create a show that anyone seeing live theater for the first time - or the 31st time - would really, really love. For me, that means magic, wonder, humor and of course, some cool ghosts and surprises."
This year's Carol features many Trinity Rep resident Acting Company favorites. Timothy Crowe returns to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, and is supported by a cast that includes Resident Acting Company Members Janice Duclos (Mrs. Dilber), Mauro Hantman (Bob Cratchit), Joe Wilson, Jr. (Undertaker's Man), Stephen Thorne (Jacob Marley) and Rachael Warren (Mrs. Cratchit) alongside guest artists Mia Ellis (The Ghost of Christmas Past), Tom Gleadow (Mr. Fezziwig), and Alyssa Gorgone (Fan). Joining the resident company onstage are Brown/Trinity MFA program actors Caitlin Davies (Belle), Daniel Duque-Estrada (Poor Husband), Peter Mark Kendall (Topper), Leicester Landon (Fred) and local musicians Kevin Fallon and Mike Sartini.