A Christmas Carol, Radio Play Auditions
November 19 & 20, 6:30 PM
“So as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us, every one.”
Transporting audiences to a bitterly chilly Christmas Eve night, a hard-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts who take him on a journey to worlds past, present and future. Can Ebenezer Scrooge save himself from the consequences of a lifetime of fear and selfishness, once he is confronted with the full arc of his lonely existence?
Minneapolis playwright Barbara Field’s adaptations of A Christmas Carol
are part of Spokane Civic Theatre’s DNA. We first produced her rich and delightful take on Mr. Dicken’s tale in the late 1970s, under the artful direction of the legendary Dorothy Darby Smith, one of our Founders. Dorothy, and later others, would continue to direct Barbara’s adaptations for many, many holiday seasons, and this included a streamlined version used in later years. Now, at Civic’s request, Barbara, 87-years-young, is back with an updated script that she has authorized us to share with the Spokane community this holiday season in collaboration with Spokane Public Radio.
The safety and well-being of Spokane Civic Theatre volunteers, staff and patrons is our top priority. As such, most rehearsals will be virtual; radio rehearsal and recording will be held in studio with strict safety precautions and limitations in place, in line with state provided guidance and mandates.