Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The York College Players will present "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens at 1 p.m., Dec. 5 – 7, in the Collegiate Performing Arts Center. This Christmas classic is performed for students in the York community and is an ongoing tradition at York College. The production is open to the public free of charge.
“A Christmas Carol” tells of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ideological, ethical, and emotional transformations after being visited by three ghosts representing Christmas past, present and future. The tale has been viewed as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism and was adapted several times to the stage, and has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and somberness.
The production will be directed by Brittne Giannone, a senior theatre major from York. The cast includes Melanie Hanson as narrator, Chad Bechtoal as Little Joey, Kevin Curtis Durkin as Scrooge, Lyndsay Dietrich as Little Sarah, Mimi Lynch as Molly, Maggie McClay as Mrs. Crachit, Gregory Ulbright as Fred/Young Scrooge, Cora Harmon as Mrs. Poppyseed, Richie Marshcean as Tiny Tim, Bryan DeWalt as Jacob Marley/Bob Crachit, Sarah Stein as Ghost of Christmas Past, Olga Vargas as Fanny, Tim Cummings as Fezziwig, Ashley Farren as Belle, Ahmae Messersith as Ghost of Christmas Present, Lauren Bacon as Martha Crachit, Loganne Storm as Belinda Crachit, Alyssa Burns as Scrooge's niece, and Hope Ventricelli as Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.