The Columbus Civic Theater has created a radio play based on its stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ popular novella, A Christmas Carol. Due to the pandemic, the Civic’s annual production could not be presented this year. Defying fate, Carol’s director, Kerry Shanklin, has adapted the work into a radio play, which will be available for download on December 1st from this website, and other sites. The recording, which has been funded by the Civic’s donors and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, is free to all.
With a firm foundation in the original work, published in 1862, the radio play uses favorite performers from previous productions, sound effects, and carols. Narrated by Harold Yarborough (Hoke, Driving Miss Daisy) and featuring Tracy Tupman (Macduff, Macbeth) as Ebenezer Scrooge, the cast includes Abby Dorn, Vicky Welsh Bragg, Britt Kline, Scott Douglas Wilson, Max Muir, Sam Bermudez, Todd Taylor, Frannie Mamlin, and Macao Bermudez as Tiny Tim.
In June of this year, the Columbus Civic Theater was forced to close its theater located in Clintonville. After 11 years and 94 productions, the non-profit is searching for a new home and a capital fundraiser has been set up. Visit https://columbuscivic.org for more info, cast bios, and ways to donate.