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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (A Ghost Story for Christmas)

From: Craig Wichman
Length: 55:19

By mining the dark veins of this classic, its timeless heart is reclaimed.

Quicks_carol_poster_small Directed by Jay Stern (Independent Feature, THE CHANGELING), and adapted by Producer Craig Wichman from the novella by Charles Dickens, this production returns to the heart of the 1843 story - mining the dark veins of what its author called "a GHOST story - for Christmas." The cast of seasoned New York actors includes Mr. Wichman, Anthony Cinelli, John Prave, Ghislaine Nichols, Deborah Barta, Joseph Franchini, Jodi Botelho, Elizabeth Stull, and Tony Scheinman. Music by TONY AWARD winner Mark Hollmann. Sound Effects by Clyde Baldo and The Cast. Engineering by David Nolan. "...Wichman (is) a Scrooge for all seasons..." -Paul Davis, author of "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EBENEZER SCROOGE" "Very special... a marvelous job... kudos to the cast." -Max Schmid, WBAI, NY QUICKSILVER RADIO THEATER has earned awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and the National Audio Theatre, and has performed by invitation at the Museum of Television and Radio (Paley Center for Media) where its shows are in the Collection.

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Directed by Jay Stern (Independent Feature, THE CHANGELING), and adapted by Producer Craig Wichman from the novella by Charles Dickens, this production returns to the heart of the 1843 story - mining the dark veins of what its author called "a GHOST story - for Christmas." The cast of seasoned New York actors includes Mr. Wichman, Anthony Cinelli, John Prave, Ghislaine Nichols, Deborah Barta, Joseph Franchini, Jodi Botelho, Elizabeth Stull, and Tony Scheinman. Music by TONY AWARD winner Mark Hollmann. Sound Effects by Clyde Baldo and The Cast. Engineering by David Nolan. "...Wichman (is) a Scrooge for all seasons..." -Paul Davis, author of "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EBENEZER SCROOGE" "Very special... a marvelous job... kudos to the cast." -Max Schmid, WBAI, NY QUICKSILVER RADIO THEATER has earned awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and the National Audio Theatre, and has performed by invitation at the Museum of Television and Radio (Paley Center for Media) where its shows are in the Collection.

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An instant classic

love, love, loved it....
I was instantly transported to the era of this Dickens classic and was lost in the moment.
Thank you for your efforts in this wonderful reproduction via this timeless artform.

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Review of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (A Ghost Story for Christmas)

A Christmas Carol is, as the subtitle states, a GHOST story. The folks at Quicksilver at to be commended for returning this Dickens classic to its proper context. The evil Scrooge, much like Dickensian England itself, needed a strong shock to the system to see the light. Those who believed in capital over compassion, who took comfort in the large capacities of workhouses and prisons, needed to feel the horror of the world of their own making.
Quicksilver's production brings back the necessary "fear factor" in order for the audience to appreicate not only what Dickens was trying to accomplish, by HOW.
It is hoped that somehow, this Christmas Carol packs enough punch to scare the all-too-many, modern-day Scrooges.

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Review of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (A Ghost Story for Christmas)

This charming adaptation of A Christmas Carol would warm even Scrooge's heart, another in a line of Quicksilver's quality radio adaptations. Michael Rogers, Library Journal

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