Even Scrooge has to confront the coronavirus this yr.
A Massachusetts theater troupe is placing a 2020 spin on their vacation custom, shifting from reside performances utilizing a lavish set to a pared-down, filmed model of Charles Dickens’ traditional Christmas story.
The Hanover Theatre Repertory’s “A Christmas Carol Reimagined” is about in a small darkish theater shuttered by a pandemic. A small group of actors sneak into the venue, discover discarded playbills from a canceled manufacturing of “A Christmas Carol,” and retell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly Christmas transformation utilizing the props readily available.
The cast, which would come with dozens of actors in the normal model, was slimmed right down to a half dozen adults and two youngsters. The Hanover Theatre’s lavish set was mothballed for the season, and the filming shifted to the Brickbox Theater, a smaller venue, additionally in Worchester, Mass.
The manufacturing was already filmed, and will likely be out there on demand starting Dec. 11. In-person screenings will likely be proven on the Brickbox Theater, from Dec. 15 to 23.
“The custom is actually vital, however in reimagining, we’re not simply doing a smaller model of it than what we do on the primary stage,” the managing director for the BrickBox Theater Olivia D’Ambrosio Scanlon told MassLive.com. “We’re doing a model of it that speaks to this second in time in each means.”