A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol
December 1st – 17th
1940s Radio Hour: A Christmas Carol
By Walton Jones, David Wohl and Faye Greenberg
The long-awaited sequel to the popular The 1940’s Radio Hour. It’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary “take” on Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Whether it’s the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the over-the-top theatrics of veteran actor, but radio novice, William St. Claire, this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. St. Claire’s escalating foibles and acting missteps propel the show to a simultaneously comedic and heart-wrenching dramatic climax: St. Claire has an on-air breakdown, and begins to connect his own life with that of the classic Dickens tale. In order to “save the show,” the company improvises an ending to Charles Dickens’ classic as a film noir mystery, featuring a hardboiled detective, a femme fatale, and an absurd rescue of Tiny Tim (and the Lindbergh baby) from the clutches of a Hitler-esque villain named Rudolf!
Authors: Walton Jones, David Wohl, and Faye Greenberg
Directed by Dylan Sladky
Music Direction by Shanae Tullis
Choreography by Shannon Jung
Images by Lara Blair Photography
Run Time is approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission
Performances held at Metropolitan Performing Arts
Performances are Dec 1st, 2nd,8th,9th,15th, and16th 7:30pm, and December 3rd,10th,17th at 2pm.
Special VIP donor hour before opening night on Dec. 1st, Family Day (special ticket prices) December 3rd at 2pm.
Support your local LGBTQ+ by purchasing tickets to PRIDE Night December 9th –
Meet Santa in the Lobby prior to the show on December 17th.
Tickets are $20.00 for General Admission and $16.00 for Military/Students/Seniors (we participate in Arts for All)