The Lindenwood University Department of Theatre will continue its 2007-2008 Mainstage Season with the holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol,” based on the story by Charles Dickens and directed by Ted Gregory, director of Lindenwood’s theatre program.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 1. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $6 for students, ages 5-18. To make reservations, contact the Lindenwood Box Office at 636-949-4878. Group rates are available.
The performances will be held in Jelkyl Theatre, located in Roemer Hall on the main Lindenwood campus, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, Mo., 63301.
Assisting Gregory is student director Jeanette Mattingly. The stage manager is Kimi Wibbenmeyer. The assistant stage manager is Shannon Fedde. The technical director is Michael Kantz. The set designer is Kari Lorenz. The lighting design is by Kelley Keough. The sound designer is Drew Matney. The costume design is by Donna Northcott. The properties mistress is Jane Kohnen. The cast features Jason Puff, Brian Kappler, Michael Lara, Andrea Luetzeler, David Burk, Andrea Norris, Chad Snider, Beth Graveman, Nicole Ogden, Jessica Manion, David Moreshead, Joshua Payne, Jordan Breeden, Sarah Quaranta, Michael Juncal, Laura Gibbons, Tasha Zebrowski, Kari Lorenz, Colleen Kelly, Hayley Schaub, Ryley Schaub, Max Jessop, Eddie Hahn, Kurtis Hahn, Michaela Mason, Drew Nelson, Ryan Trimble, Samantha Bonomo, and Garrett Ramshaw.
This timeless, entertaining story of redemption continues to enchant audiences with its simple message of selfless giving and its exploration of the atmosphere of mid 19th century London. Ebenezer Scrooge learns to embrace the “true Christmas spirit” and that mankind must help one another as he survives a series of revelations by the ghosts of past, present and future.
“This production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ is special for one very notable reason,” said Gregory. “It is the last production of the annual Lindenwood holiday favorite to be held in Jelkyl Theatre.”
For the past 30 years, audiences from Lindenwood and the surrounding community have come to Jelkyl Theatre to enjoy Dickens’ classic. Starting next year, the play will be staged in Lindenwood’s new Center for Fine and Performing Arts, which is currently under construction and slated for completion in 2008.
“We are using the original script adapted by the department in the 1970s–a script that holds true, as much as possible, to the story originally penned by Charles Dickens in his beloved novel,” Gregory said. “There are members of the community that have been loyal followers of this production from year to year. I wouldn't be surprised if there are audience members that have been to five or ten, if not all of the productions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ since it first became an annual tradition here at Lindenwood University. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to direct the farewell production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Jelkyl Theatre.”
For more information, contact Ted Gregory at 636-949-4966 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.