The Rude Mechanicals present their annual holiday tradition, a reader’s theatre performance of A Christmas Carol! Tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/130593260959
Humbug, forsooth! In William Shakespeare’s Christmas Carol, you’ll experience Dickens’ classic tale with a new (Oliver) twist. Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy theatre owner with a stingy heart, until he’s visited by his old partner Marlowe. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future become Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Falstaff (the Henry V plays), and the Ghost of King Hamlet. Benedick and Beatrice Cratchit worry about their child Tiny Tim, and other familiar characters fill out the cast in this Shakespearean adaptation of your holiday favorite, all in iambic pentameter. Bard bless us, every one!
This fun, family-friendly script is the brainchild of Ian Doescher, creator of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series. Guests will be entertained by a fantastic group of actors, including members of The Rude Mechanicals, the Academy of Children’s Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. An optional holiday craft activity will start the evening, and we’ll have a special “Hello” from the playwright himself. We also encourage everyone to use this event to make a donation to Second Harvest to help those in need this holiday season.
Admission is by donation. A link to the performance will be emailed to you before the evening of December 12. On Saturday, December 12, at 7 PM PST, join us online, and celebrate this holiday tradition with us and others around the country!