Marrying fidelity to Dickens' words with open, simple staging and costuming, McDonough's script is fresh and highly performable.A Christmas Carol has been one of the favorite presentations on Christmas programs for more than a century. Due to the multiple sets and numerous characters required, many dramatizations have failed in their presentations. Now, Jerome McDonough's adaptation offers an exciting style. Scene changes are effected by members of the "living cyclorama" (the chorus), thus maintaining the flow of the play even during slight pauses in the action. Characters enter the scenes from their positions on the cyclorama. This simplification of the physical aspects of the play has the added advantage of making the entire production highly portable. The original cast, for example, performed the entire play five times in five different schools in the time span of a single school day.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code CL1000
- Cast Size 12
- Min. Royalty Rate $40/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 35 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | Dinner Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780886800246
- "We have done this several times and we and our audience love it."
- Review by Harold Tighe, Sullivan City Dramatic Workshop, Swan Lake, NY