[12/21/18] Old Time Radio Show: Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
Date(s) - 12/21/2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Numerica Performing Arts Center
Local performers bring this irreverent romp through Dickens’ classic Christmas Carol to the stage in 1940s-style radio hour as it is broadcast live on KOHO 101. From the live sponsor spots, to the use of period microphones, to the sounds effects crew right there with the actors – the result is a nostalgic evening of entertainment from yesteryear.
In this departure from Dickens, young Scrooge’s exclamations of “bah, humbug!” are an undiagnosed “kind of seasonal Tourette’s Syndrome,” and The Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a sassy woman with enough attitude to portray all three spirits (which she does). She tries to show Scrooge his past, present, and future in order to change him, but her magic keeps malfunctioning, and they consistently find themselves transported to the wrong time and place.