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A Commedia Christmas Carol

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A Commedia
Christmas Carol


Written and directed by Matthew R. Wilson°
Based on the book by Charles Dickens.

Gallaudet University
Nov 29 – Dec 22, 2013

Watch the trailer!

Rave Reviews from the 2012 Premiere, which was nominated for
the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play:

The Washington Post says,
“ ‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’ crackles and amuses with abandon”
calling it, “high–spirited revelry” with “emotional depth”!
Read the full review, HERE!

DC Theatre Scene calls A Commedia Christmas Carol a
“fast, funny and honest playing of the time-honored story”
Read the full review HERE!

DC Metro Theater Arts gives ★★★★★,
and calls A Commedia Christmas Carol
“alternatively moving and hilarious”
Read the full review HERE!

“Faction's lively Carol will entertain the ‘cheery’ in us all from beginning to end.”
raves MD Theatre Guide!

“Faction of Fools delivers an inventive new spin on the seasonal chestnut.”
Read The Washingtonian's full review, HERE!

“Brisk” and “deft” says the Washington City Paper, with “an appealing joie de vivre!
Read the full review, HERE!

“It seems...that Ebeneezer has been always waiting for his entrance in a mask.”
Read The Washington Post's feature story, HERE!

Masks, acrobatics, humbug, and holiday cheer abound in this modern retelling of the Dickens holiday classic, written and directed by two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee Matthew R. Wilson.

When Pantalone Scrooge is visited by his old friend Dottore Marley, an unforgettable adventure of ghosts, yuletides, and omens sets the greedy old man on the rocky road to redemption. Dickens’s London comes alive in a new way with a Commedia twist and a fresh new script. A Commedia Christmas Carol is a treat for the whole family and a hilarious, heart-felt celebration of the holiday season.

Production Sponsor
Gallaudet University Theatre Arts

Supported in part by the
Capitol Hill Community Foundation


Nov 29 – Dec 22, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm // Saturdays & Sundays @ 2pm
Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoElstad Auditorium
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
* Free Parking * Metro: Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U *
Click here for directions.

Written and Directed by Founding Artistic Director
Matthew R. Wilson°

Featuring
Paul Reisman* as Ebenezer Scrooge
Sandra Mae Frank
Julie Garner^
Lance Hall
Amelia Hensley
Tyler Herman^
Toby Mulford^
Joel David Santner*
Michael Sprouse

Scenic Design by Ethan Sinnott
Costume Design by Denise Umland
Lighting Design by Andrew F. Griffin+
Assistant Lighting Design by Zachary A. Dalton

Music Composed by Jesse Terrill*
Sound Design by Thomas Sowers
Projections Design by Joel David Santner*
Properties Design by Kristen Pilgrim
Masks by Tara Cariaso at Waxing Moon Masks

Sign Consultant/Interpreter: Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder

Assistant Director: Rachel Spicknall Mulford
Stage Manager: Jenna Ballard
ASM & Wardrobe Supervisor: Kathryn Dooley

Technical Director: Jacob Fisher
Production Manager: Sarah Conte

Running time: Approx 85 minutes with no intermission; Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
PWYC matinee Saturday November 30, at 2pm
ASL Interpreted Friday 11/29 & Saturday 12/7 @ 8pm,
Sunday 12/8 & Saturday 12/21 @ 2pm.
Open Captioning available upon request.

Select performances ASL interpreted.  Open Captioning available.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.