Father-Son Casting Highlights
"A Christmas Carol"
At New Repertory Theatre
New Repertory Theatre is teaming up
with Watertown Children’s Theatre and the Arsenal
Center for the Arts to present their annual production of
Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol."
Performances run Dec 9 - 23. Rick Lombardo, New Rep’s
Producing Artistic Director, has adapted the classic story for the
collaborative tradition features a cast of area favorites including
Paul D. Farwell, returning for his third year as
Scrooge. This year’s production introduces Ben
Evett, recent recipient of the Elliot Norton Award
for Best Actor, as Bob Cratchit. In a case of art imitating
life, his son, Spencer Evett, will play Tiny Tim.
Lombardo commented, “It’s a pleasure to be working with
these two organizations again on this show. It’s wonderful
that our joint efforts make this heartwarming holiday tale available
for adults and children alike, year after year. I am thrilled to have
my good friend Ben join us this year and look forward to working with
all the wonderful Boston actors who join us year after year and have
made this production part of their own holiday traditions.”
"A Christmas Carol," originally published in 1843, introduces
the iconic holiday figures of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny
Tim, and the three spirits of Christmas. Dickens’ story,
widely popular in its day and still a beloved holiday tradition, also
explores the darker side of prosperity in Victorian England, while
exposing the bleak destiny of the working poor.
New Repertory Theatre presents provocative and intelligent
works of both established and emerging playwrights in an intimate
setting that involves and engages the audience. New Rep
has received Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for outstanding acting,
scenic design, direction and production.
Watertown Children’s Theatre was founded in 1983 by Artistic
Director Dinah Lane. Combining values of artistic
excellence with inclusiveness, reflected in its affordable fee structure,
its open audition policy and its involvement of entire families,
the WCT has continuously ensured its place as a highly valued member
of the artistic community.
For tickets and information, stop by the box office
at 321 Arsenal Street in Watertown, call 617-923-8487 visit www.newrep.org.