Nothing humbug about it
Following a traditional English feast, complete with figgy pudding, theatre-goers were whisked into the past, the present and the future, along with Ebenezer Scrooge, Dec. 13.
The live production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was presented by the Jasper Theatre Company, Habitat for the Arts and Arts Jasper and was directed by Jodi Hawkins and John Strugnell, who doubled as the play’s narrator.
Playing Scrooge in the production was Matt Turnbull, a mainstay in the theatre company’s productions. Other familiar faces were Jonathan Thornton, Stephanie Beyko and Lena Olson, all of whom were in the group’s last production: Bedrooms, which was performed at the Jasper Legion in May.
There were also new faces joining the ranks, including Julie-Anne Weaver, Clara Adriano, Thomas Broemeling, Nathan Heidecke, Daniel Coppersmith, DJ (Klem) Klymchuk and puppeteer Marie-Helene Hamel.
Assisting Hawkins behind the scenes were Madison Lamb and Megan Vicente, who swiftly and silently transformed the stage in time for each scene, and in charge of the technical side of the show were David Baker and Marianne Garrah.
With the hard work and help of so many talented locals, the production went off without a hitch and resulted in a roaring applause from the audience, who enjoyed a few hearty laughs throughout the play.
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