"Director Jim Warren’s production at The Blackfriars Playhouse doesn’t start to frost cookies until Dickens does. Like all Blackfriars productions, this one stays close to the text...The production does give away candy, and it makes great use of the actors’ voices, which is another Blackfriars hallmark: everybody sings. New songs, old songs, Christmas songs. Songs."
"One of the things I love about productions at the Blackfriars Playhouse is their insistence that we’re all in this story-telling business together, this chance to make a little wonder. We share one space. We share one pool of light. Gallant people sit onstage in gallants’ stools, and actors sometimes make them hold their capes, or rub their heads, or ask them if they’ve seen a ghost. They get to answer as they will. That’s part of the deal, and part of the wonder."
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Written by Mark Dewey, DC Metro Arts/Shenandoah Press, 12.10.13
Photo: Patrick Earl as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Michael Bailey.
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