CU community members, students perform in ‘A Christmas Carol’

CU community members, students perform in ‘A Christmas Carol’

By Kasey Ricketts, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions will present “A Christmas Carol” at Campbellsville University’s Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building, 114 University Drive, Campbellsville.

Show times are as follows: Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The ticket price for general admission is $10; senior citizen (65 and older) tickets are $7 and children 12 and under are $5.

This Christmas classic was written by Charles Dickens and published in 1843. It is a tale of greed, regret charity, hope and ultimately redemption. An adaptation by Ed Monk is being presented through arrangements with Playcripts.com.

During this classic tale the main character, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who attempt to show him the error of his ways. Scrooge’s life is filled with loneliness, selfishness and greed. The ghosts point out these downfalls to Scrooge and try to change the way he is living his life.

The cast is made up of CU students and others from the community. The cast includes: Dr. Jason Garrett, associate professor of communication, of Campbellsville, as Scrooge; Tracy Bruns of Campbellsville, Ky. as Mrs. Fezziwig and Townsperson; Rose Carter of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Townsperson and Businessman;

Les Chadwick of Campbellsville, Ky. as Narrator; Alexandra Evelyn Curry of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Townsperson and Tiny Tim; Logan Asher Caswell Curry of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Townsperson;

Eli Durham of Campbellsville, Ky. as Boy Scrooge; Kelly Durham of Campbellsville, Ky. as Young Scrooge; Kevin Durham of Campbellsville, Ky. as Mr. Fezziwig and Businessman 2; Reece Durham of Campbellsville, Ky. as Tiny Tim;

Lane French of Harrodsbug, Ky. as Ghost of Christmas Past and Townsperson; August Garrett of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Townsperson; Tony Huddleston of Campbellsville, Ky. as Fred;

Tiffany Kane of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Townsperson; Megan Kist of Elizabethtown, Ky. as a Townsperson and Fred’s Wife; Shelby Knuckles of Elkton, Ky. as Fred’s Wife and Townsperson; Amy Lair of Monticello, Ky. as Poole and serving as prop master;

Micah Lauer of Campbellsville, Ky. as Young Scrooge; Bethany Lester of Campbellsville, Ky. as Caroler; Tyler Litton of Hodgenville, Ky. as Mr. Cratchit; Jordan McMurray of Greenwood, Ind. as Marley and Ghost of Christmas Future; Maryn Ward of Campbellsville, Ky. as Townsperson;

Sophie McAnelly of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Fan; Jordan Moran of Campbellsville, Ky. as Belle; Duane Reynolds of Campbellsville, Ky. as Joe and Towns Person; Courtney Waddles of Whitesburg, Ky., as Mrs. Cratchit;

Rachel Sasko of Williamsburg, Ky. as Gwen, Maid and Townsperson; Kelli Stanfield of Campbellsville, Ky. as Ghost of Christmas Present; Jilly Bruns of Campbellsville, Ky. as Martha; and Grayson Wise of Campbellsville, Ky. as a Townsperson and Girl; Carson Watson of Campbellsville, Ky. as Peter Cratchit.

Jennifer Coffey of Louisville, Ky. is the stage manager; Nathan Cahall of Oneida, Ky. will be the light operator; Becca Noel of Bardstown, Ky. will be the sound board operator; Matt Nall, assistant director of theater at CU, of Campbellsville, Ky. is the set supervisor; Michaela Parker of Hopkinsville, Ky. will be the music and sound effects coordinator;

Alia McClendon of Radcliff, Ky. as Ghost of Christmas Past and assistant director; Starr Garrett, associate professor of theater and theater director of Campbellsville, Ky. as the artistic director; and Erin Fogler of Campbellsville, Ky. will be the technical director.

Sponsors for the production include: Ancil Reynolds Used Cars Inc., Ken Keltner State Farm, Wise Dentistry for Kids and Brothers.

To find out more information or to order your reserved tickets, go to www.campbellsville.edu/theater or call (270) 789-5266.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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