BrickStreet Theatre to present “A Christmas Carol”
A cast of nearly 60 performers will bring the Charles Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, to life using a script adapted for the stage by Troy Thompson, Forest City. Five performances will be held at the Boman Fine Arts Center: Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.
A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly moneylender, who lives without joy or regard for the wellbeing of others. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts, including the spirit of his once business partner, Jacob Marley. Supernatural intervention makes it possible for Scrooge to revisit events in his life as well as catch a glimpse of his possible future. When morning comes, Scrooge learns if he still has an opportunity to “keep the spirit of Christmas alive” in his heart.
Cast members include: Lindsay Eckerman, Troy Thompson, Curtis Moeller, Emma Segerstrom, Jacob Gray, Ian Bartelt, Lynnea Fredrickson-Smith, Jeff Smith, Shandra Sarasio-Meyer, Eric Johnson, Jacob White, Micaiah Krutsinger, Sam Keely, Jenny Jefson, Elissa Hanna, Culleah Moffett, Katherine Klaassen, Mike Brown, Lowell Segerstrom, Joy Newcom, Sandra Johnson, Kirk Jefson, Kip Murphy, Samantha Holt, Dakota Holt, Megan Duncan, Elizabeth Blaeser, Stross Newcom, Morgan Fosselman, Kaysee Miller, Abbie Segerstrom, Alyssa Buffington, Sarah Peterson, Linda Ferjak, Colin Thompson, Jadyn Welch, Josiah Welch, Paisley Hanna, Pemberley Hanna, Asher Campbell, Lucas Plaehn, Sophia Strommen, Nora Steffen, Lexie Archer, Brooklynn Gerdes, Caleb Campbell, Braedon Appel, Grant Peterson, Corban Moffett, Delaney White, Jeremiah Campbell, Aviva Newman, Tess Klaassen, Kyra Juarez-Strommen, Aaron Binder, Mia Thompson, Jacob White, Lucas Plaehn, Sandra Johnson and Mike Brown.
Long-time BrickStreet patrons may remember this adaptation of A Christmas Carol, when it was presented in the Forest City High School Auditorium in December 1999. Thompson directed that version and also designed the set. Julie Keely is directing this 2018 version, with Arlene Moeller as stage manager. Sam Keely is set designer.
BrickStreet Theatre is a regional community theatre based in Forest City that provides art and entertainment opportunities for North Central Iowa. This company of creative talent produces character-driven shows featuring skilled actors.