The Acting Company has announced the full cast list for their one-night-only benefit reading of Crispin Whittell's adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, starring Tony winner David Hyde Pierce as Ebenezer Scrooge. The event will take place December 11 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, directed by Joe Dowling.
In addition to Pierce, the cast will include his fellow Frasier alumni Edward Hibbert and John Glover, as well as Richard Topol (Indecent), Kathryn Meisle (Tartuffe), Mary Lou Rosato (Once Upon a Mattress), Brian Reddy (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Angela Pierce (Oslo), Matthew Amendt, Michele Tauber, Michael Stewart Allen, Kaliswa Brewster, Joshua David Robinson, Torsten Johnston, Myxolidia Tyler, Carl Howell, Rick Ford, Earl Weiner, William Sturdivant, Maryn Shaw, Susanna Stahlmann, Jacqueline Correa, and Kevis Hillocks. The youth cast will include Samuel Larriere as Tiny Tim, as well as Mabel Byrne, Sean Reda, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Zachary Unger, and an appearance by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
For this benefit event, the Acting Company celebrates the holiday season with the timeless story of the curmudgeonly Scrooge and his discovery of kindness and compassion. With the help of four persuasive ghosts, Scrooge undergoes a miraculous Christmas Eve transformation as he views with new eyes his past, his present, and the possibilities of the future. The adaptation by Whittell was originally commissioned by Dowling for the Guthrie Theater; he directed it many times over during his long tenure at the helm of the revered Minneapolis company, and it continues to be performed there to this day.
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