Masked Scrooge faces COVID-19 in 2020 ‘Christmas Carol’ replace
Even Scrooge has to confront the coronavirus this 12 months.
A Massachusetts theater troupe is placing a 2020 spin on their vacation custom, shifting from reside performances utilizing a lavish set to a pared-down, filmed model of Charles Dickens’ basic Christmas story.
The Hanover Theatre Repertory’s “A Christmas Carol Reimagined” is ready in a small darkish theater shuttered by a pandemic. A small group of actors sneak into the venue, discover discarded playbills from a canceled manufacturing of “A Christmas Carol,” and retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly Christmas transformation utilizing the props readily available.
The solid, which would come with dozens of actors within the conventional model, was slimmed all the way down to a half dozen adults and two kids. The Hanover Theatre’s lavish set was mothballed for the season, and the filming shifted to the Brickbox Theater, a smaller venue, additionally in Worchester, Mass.
The manufacturing was already filmed, and shall be accessible on demand starting Dec. 11. In-person screenings shall be proven on the Brickbox Theater, from Dec. 15 to 23.
“The custom is definitely essential, however in reimagining, we’re not simply doing a smaller model of it than what we do on the primary stage,” the managing director for the BrickBox Theater Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon advised MassLive.com. “We’re doing a model of it that speaks to this second in time in each approach.”
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