BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY


Scrooge (Cory Stonebrook) gives Tiny Tim (Andelus Elwazani) a present, while proud father Bob Crachit (Jeremy Braley) looks on in the BGSU production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’

Scrooge (Cory Stonebrook) gives Tiny Tim (Andelus Elwazani) a present, while proud father Bob Crachit (Jeremy Braley) looks on in the BGSU production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’

It's 'A Christmas Carol' time again

A BGSU tradition returns as the Department of Theatre and Film presents its newest adaptation of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Performances are at 8 p.m. Dec. 3-6 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Eva Marie Saint Theatre of University Hall.  

The classic Dickens tale of redemption follows the powerful story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the lonely miser who, with help from ghosts from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous person.

This adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” with authentic period carols, was written by Margaret McCubbin and is directed by Geoff Stephenson, both theatre and film. Junior film production major Brent Winzek of Huntingdon, Pa., is the assistant director, and senior theatre major Hillary Gibson of Holland, Ohio, is the stage manager.

The production stars senior theatre major Cory Stonebrook of Mentor as Scrooge; freshman musical theatre major Jeremy Braley of Maineville and first year master’s student in vocal performance Hilary Maiberger of Yucaipa, Calif., as Mr. and Mrs. Crachit, and Andelus Elwazani of Bowling Green as Tiny Tim, along with senior theatre major Kelly Rogers of Tallmadge, theatre doctoral student Darin Kerr of Grand Forks, N.D., and sophomore theatre major Nelson L. Aviles of Cleveland Heights as the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future, respectively.

Single tickets are $12 for adults and students, $6 for children under 12, and $5 for senior citizens 65 and older. Special $25 family ticket packages for “A Christmas Carol” will be offered in celebration of the city of Bowling Green’s 175th anniversary. The package includes two adult tickets and up to three children’s tickets.

For tickets, call the theatre box office at 2-2719. Free parking is available in Lot A, next to University Hall, for all performances.

November 24, 2008