A Christmas classic returns to the Bonstelle stage

By |2006-11-30T09:00:00-05:00November 30th, 2006|Uncategorized|

DETROIT – The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come will materialize once again on the Bonstelle stage as “A Christmas Carol” returns at 8 p.m. on Dec. 8.
Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by James L. Walker, this classic tale reminds us all of what is truly important during the holiday season. “A Christmas Carol” runs Dec. 8 to 17, with an added matinee performance on Saturday, Dec. 9.
The story begins with the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge toiling away on Christmas Eve, oblivious to the impending holiday. After a late-night visit from the spirit of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge is warned that a terrible fate awaits him if he does not change his penny-pinching ways. Refusing to believe Marley’s words of caution, Scrooge embarks on a journey through his own past, present and future with the help of three Christmas spirits. Will a visit with a courageous young boy named Tiny Tim be enough to melt Scrooge’s icy heart?
“A Christmas Carol” is directed by WSU faculty member Lavinia Hart and stage managed by Margo Beregszaszy. The cast includes: Sharon L. Brooks (Mrs. Cratchit, Businessman #2), Laura Downes (Caroline, Solicitor #2, Fezziwig Daughter), Melissa Harrison (Poor Mother, Fan, Gentlewoman), Murphy M.M. Hendy (Jacob Marley, Christmas Yet to Come), Alex D. Hill (Young Scrooge, Topper, Undertaker), Frank Leone (Belle’s Husband, Businessman #1), Jasmine S. McCord (Belle, Laundress), Brishen P. Miller (Solicitor #1, Henry), Damon Moore (Christmas Present, Poulterer), Kristen L. Parise (Mrs. Fezziwig, Charwoman, Fred’s Maid), Kristen Pickthall (Christmas Past, Fred’s Wife), John Nicholas Rattray (Fred, Fezziwig Daughter), Kat Schenk (Martha, Silly Sister), Adam Schrader (Fezziwig, Old Joe), George Thorvald Wagner (Ebeneezer Scrooge), Benjamin Williams (Peter Crachit, Dick Wilkins), and Alex Wisz (Bob Cratchit, Fiddler).
Designers for the production include WSU faculty member Mary Copenhagen (Costume Coordinator), members of WSU’s Hilberry graduate theatre Andy Morehouse (Lighting Designer) and Lex van Blommestein (Scenic Design) and WSU’s Bonstelle undergraduate company member Andrew Amis (Sound Design).
A Christmas Carol plays at the Bonstelle Theatre on December 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on December 9, 10 and 17.
Advance tickets are available in person through the Wayne State Theatre Box Office, located at 4743 Cass Ave. on the corner of Cass and Hancock, or by phone at 313-577-2960. The box office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the door at the Bonstelle Theatre (3424 Woodward Ave.) beginning one hour prior to each performance.
For this production, $8 tickets are available for children 12 and under; regular tickets are available for $14, with $11 discount tickets available for students with ID, seniors 62+, and Wayne State University faculty, staff and Alumni Association Members. Group discounts are also available.

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