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.
Congratulations to the cast of A Christmas Carol, Radio Play !
Charles Dickens: Bryan Harnetiaux
Ebenezer Scrooge: Patrick McHenry-Kroetch
Jacob Marley: Patrick Treadway
Ghost of Christmas Past: Cavalera Garegnan
Ghost of Christmas Present: Troy Nickerson
Bob Cratchit: Ryan Childers
Mrs. Cratchit: Dawn Taylor Reinhardt
Peter Cratchit: Slate Holtsclaw
Martha Cratchit: Lacey Olson
Belinda Cratchit: Gemma Ritchie
Tiny Tim: Patrick Cabbage Jr.
Young Ebenezer: Declan Sheehan
Belle: Catherine Dietschak
Fan: Imani Smith
Mr. Fezziwig: William Marlowe
Mrs. Fezziwig: Melody Deatherage
Fred: Chad Herrmann
Topper: Jeff Bryan
Round: R. Scott Cantrell
Lean: David Hardie
Charwoman: Sara Edlin-Marlowe
Laundress: Lauralynn “Lulu” Stafford
Undertaker: Eve Luppert
Premiering on KPBX 91.1 on December 11, 2020
Based on the book by Charles Dickens, Barbara Fields’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol has been reimagined for the radio this holiday season.
Directed by Jake Schaefer