Monthly Archives: October 2017

What would Dickens do, today?

Imagine Ebenezer Scrooge as an Ohioan in 2017.  Charles Dickens’ wonderful ghost story, A Christmas Carol, is full of British 19th-century values. This play, however, is ANOTHER ghost story, ANOTHER Christmas Carol. Set in 21st-century United States (particularly Northeast Ohio), the story is essentially the same, but … Continue reading

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Director’s Notes for Developing this Story

A carol is a religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas; to go caroling is to go singing, particularly Christmas songs. Some songs are beautiful, while others are deeply disturbing, and still others are simple silly … Continue reading

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SOME OF THE CHARACTERS & NOTES ABOUT THEM

For each scene: only signers and speakers who are needed on the stage should be there: the signers are always performing toward downstage and the speakers are always in the “radio station” corner of the stage, to the side and … Continue reading

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