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performances

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's

Wild Christmas Binge

December 2 - 18, 2022

CAST & CREATIVE

Directed by Lindsay Hoops

Show Sponsor:

3Rivers Credit Union

dinner menu

Dinner is made delicious by

Walnut Hill Catering and Events.

MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE

By Christopher Durang

MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

EVENINGS

Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

Lobby Welcome Party @ 6:15 pm

Dinner Served @ 7:00 pm

Performance @ 8:00 pm

MATINEES

Dec. 11, 18

Lobby Welcome Party @ 12:15 pm

Dinner @ 1:00 pm

Performance @ 2:00 pm

PERFORMANCES

SYNOPSIS

In this departure from Dickens, young Scrooge’s exclamations of “Bah, humbug!” are an undiagnosed “kind of seasonal Tourette’s Syndrome,” and The Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a sassy African-American woman with enough attitude to portray all three spirits (which she does). She tries to show Scrooge his past, present and future in order to change him, but her magic keeps malfunctioning in Durang’s version of the beloved holiday classic, and they consistently find themselves transported to the wrong time and place. She tries to take Scrooge back to see his old employers, the Fezziwigs— “always an audience favorite” —but instead she and Scrooge keep appearing in the present at the Cratchit’s pathetic home. Mrs. Bob Cratchit, a minor character in the Dickens, takes center stage here. No longer loving and long suffering, Mrs. Bob is in a rage: She’s sick of Tiny Tim (the goody-goody crippled child), she hates her twenty other children (most of them confined to the root cellar), including oversized Little Nell, and she wants to get drunk and jump off London Bridge. As the Ghost loses more control, the plot morphs into parodies of Oliver Twist, “The Gift of the Magi” and It’s a Wonderful Life. And to make matters worse, Scrooge and Mrs. Bob seem to be kindred souls falling in love. With a dénouement that is two parts Touched by an Angel and one part The Queen of Mean, Scrooge’s tale of redemption and gentle grace is placed squarely on its head.

CAST & CREATIVE

 

The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present & Future.................................MELANIN SOULEST

Ebenezer Scrooge......................................................................................JORDAN PLOHR

Mrs. Bob Cratchit...............................................................................EMILY ARATA GRILLO

Bob Cratchit..............................................................................................JIMMY MITCHELL

Mr. Fezziwig, The Beadle, Gentleman Collecting for Christmas 1,

Jacob Marley's Ghost, Bartender 2, Clarence..............................................JUSTIN DIRIG

Mrs. Fezziwig, Little Nell Cratchit, The Beadle's Wife.............STEPHANIE LONGBRAKE

Hedwig, Monica (the angel), the Nice Mrs. Cratchit..........................MELISSA TERHUNE

Young Jacob Marley, Cratchit Child 1, Fezziwig Child 1......................CORDELLIA DIRIG

Cratchit Child 2, Fezziwig Child 2, Zuzu Bailey...............................................LAYLA DIRIG

Young Scrooge.......................................................................................ETHAN BUSHNELL

George Bailey, Gentleman Collecting for Christmas 2,

Edvar, Serena the Maid, Bartender 1.................................................................CHIP DAVIS

Director..................................................................................................LINDSAY HOOPS

DINNER MENU

 

Holiday Dinner Menu

Three Bean Salad

Glazed Old Fashioned Pit Ham (Ossian Smoked Meats)
Glazed Baked Tofu (Vegetarian Option)

Garlic & Cheese Mashed Red Potatoes

Buttered Sweet Corn

Sweet Yeast Dinner Roll & Butter
Holiday Texas Sheet Cake

Dinner Service Beverages

Water, Old Crown Coffee - Decaf, Tea Selection: Earl Grey, Constant Comment - Decaf