Monson resident Ed Hoovler is cast in Tom Mula's comedy/drama "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," to open Wayside's Fifth Anniversary Season. This novel version of the Dickens' classic is told by the ghost of Jacob Marley, Scrooge's former partner, and its 15 roles are all played by this extraordinary actor. Mr. Mula has written an inspiring and poignant tale about the human condition, as Marley orchestrates Scrooge's redemption in order attain his own. As the actor moves from one character to another, he identifies each role by a simple change of posture or alteration of voice in a tour de force performance rarely seen on a community theatre stage.
As he brings Marley's tortured spirit to life, he balances the tone of the play with his comic portrayal of Bogle, a persistent sprite who has his own agenda, his humble Cratchit, his bah-humbug Scrooge, and his portrayal of the gentle Record Keeper, who is more than he appears to be. Directed by Marcia Joy Douglas, Chair of the University of Maine's Theatre/DanceDepartment, this fresh rendition of a classic favorite offers a splendid and invigorating evening and is the perfect introduction to the holiday season. Performance dates are December 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 7 pm, with a matinee on Sunday, December 4 at 2 pm.
There will be a complimentary cheese and wine reception after the matinee performance only. Tickets are $10, and reservations are strongly suggested. Call 924-8813.
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