The Bedford County Players want to help get people in the “spirit” of Christmas with their upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.”
All performances will be held at the Bedford Church of the Brethren, located along Donahue Manor Road, Bedford.
Show dates are Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11. Friday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday matinees begin at 3 p.m. and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 814-623-7555.
“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” was written by and adapted for the stage by Joe Landry, the music for this show was written by Kevin Connors.
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” is staged with 1940s costuming and a simple set with, of course, a few surprises along the way. Like old time radio, the actors read from scripts at old style floor microphones while all sound effects and music are performed live.
The actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
Kay Dull is the director, while Jim Dull is the technical director, and Patti Bonn is the stage manager.
Cast members are Gorden Shelp, Perry Picoriello, Matt Godissart, Sue Buttermark, Samantha Diehl, Lee Seese, Scott Shoup, Jonathan Kirk, Laura Bane and Rod Horner.