INDIANAPOLIS -- The IRT is delighted to announce its return of "A Christmas Carol," the beloved IRT tradition that brings both young and old back year after year. Each year the IRT presents the always-new adaptation of the classic holiday story of love and redemption for Ebenezer Scrooge, brought about by his old partner, Jacob Marley, three ghosts of Christmas, and a little boy called Tiny Tim.
The IRT's adaptation from the Charles Dickens' story is by Tom Haas, former IRT Artistic Director. Haas' adaptation was initially produced at the IRT each year from 1980 to 1984. After a 12-year hiatus, it was brought back in 1996 and is now enjoying its 10th (or 15th) anniversary. Each year the Carol brings back some of the favorite parts from the year before -- the motorized lifts that change scenery before the audiences eyes, the beautiful costumes, and especially all the glorious snow. And again this year, the IRT brings back Indianapolis' favorite Scrooge, Charles Goad. Joining him as Bob Cratchit, the poor employee of the miser Scrooge and whose youngest son suffers from polio, is Robert K Johansen, who has appeared at the IRT in several incarnations of Carol as well as "Inherit the Wind," "The Grapes of Wrath," "Turn of the Screw," "As You Like It," and in last season's one-man show, "Underneath the Lintel." Also returning to the production is a host of local favorite actors: David Alan Anderson, Mark Goetzinger, Lynne Perkins, Jason Bradley (The Gentleman from Indiana), R. Brian Noffke, and a few other familiar faces. A handful of new faces to the IRT stage also join the production, and as always, we have a new group of bright and charming local children in the show. Priscilla Lindsay again directs the Carol this year and Russell Metheny, Murell Horton, and Michael Lincoln again lend their design talents to shape this dazzling production. Go here to read more about the cast: http://www.indianarep.com/Shows/Show.asp...
"A Christmas Carol" begins student matinee performances Nov. 1, opens to the public Nov. 4 and runs through Dec. 24, 2006, on the IRT's Mainstage. American Sign Language Interpretation and Audio Description will be offered on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at 3 p.m. Tickets can be ordered online at www.irtlive.com or by calling the IRT ticket office at (317) 635-5252. The IRT accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. Youth tickets are $24 and adult tickets start at $34, with discounts for groups of 10 or more. To book a group, a holiday event or a special event, call (317) 916-4835.
The IRT is Indiana's only fully professional, not-for-profit resident theatre. For more information about us or our season, please find us at www.irtlive.com.