From The Montford Park Players
The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, will open the 39th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol December 10.
This year’s A Christmas Carol is going to be new and exciting. Dwight Chiles has adapted a brand new script directly from the novel using only 6 actors! It stars some of Asheville’s favorite talent including Badi Mirheli, Rachel McCrain, Jenni Robinson and Dwight Chiles. We are also introducing two new actors to the Asheville Theatre scene, Christine Caldemeyer and Emma Heisey.
Director Dwight Chiles wanted to go back to the family tradition of Christmas, which is why he decided to use such a small cast. He wants the audience to feel like they are sitting in their living room after Christmas Dinner and listening to members of their family read A Christmas Carol. Christmas PJ’s, hot cocoa, cozy blankets and the fellowship of family and friends. Dickens himself would go around London doing a one man reading of his novel every year around Christmas time, and that is where Dwight got the idea of one actor playing multiple roles.
We are also going to have lots of dancing and singing during the show this year, choreographed by the incomparable Kristi DeVille. It’s going to be a new way of telling an old classic and we can’t wait to share this wonderful Christmas Tradition with all of you!
A Christmas Carol will be performed Dec. 10 – 23 at Asheville’s historic Masonic Temple, located at 80 Broadway Street, with free parking at Home Trust Bank. Opening night, Dec. 10 is Pay What We’re Worth Night – see the show, THEN pay what you think we’re worth.
For tickets and information, visit our website at www.montfordparkplayers.org. Season ticket holders should call the box office at (828) 254-5146.