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Fresh Spin Breathes New Life Into Dickens' Classic Tale

Credit Courtesy/First Pres Theater
Director, Jack Cantey, wanted to bring the essence of Dickens' words and sentiments to life in a fresh new way that would make the audience sit up and take notice.

“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a universally beloved holiday tale, and this year, First Pres Theater invited  Fort Wayne director, Jack Cantey, to put a fresh new spin on this timeless classic.

Along with an arsenal of creative mediums, including song, puppetry, projection and narration, Jack chose to work with a small ensemble cast of seven, each actor playing multiple roles, and multiple actors playing the part of Scrooge.

As cast and crew ready for this engaging, multimedia production’s final weekend, WBOI’s Julia Meek invited Cantey into the studio to discuss what drove the course of his adaptation, and what impactful message the story continues to share.

  Event Information:

"A Christmas Carol"
@ First Pres Theater, Fort Wayne
Saturday, December 16th
7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 17th

For ticket information, visit the First Presbyterian Church website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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