Popular live radio drama series continues with Orson Welles' version of "A Christmas Carol"


The Live Radio Drama series at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts kicks off the holiday season with "A Christmas Carol," the vintage radio delight adapted by Orson Welles. Seasoned actors will present the classic tale on Friday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 20, at 3 and 8 p.m. in the Quick Center's Wien Experimental Theatre.

Daniel Smith of New Haven will direct the production, which includes period commercials, live music and live sound effects. "A Christmas Carol" was the first radio drama performed at the Quick Center when the series began a few years ago and fans of the popular series have requested a reprisal of the timeless classic.

The program is a dramatization of the beloved Charles Dickens tale, which was first broadcast in 1938, only two months after Welles rocketed to fame with "War of the Worlds." Cast members for the Quick Center production include: John Watson of New Haven; Hank Greer of Fairfield; Joe Mango of Beacon Falls; and Tom Zingarelli of Bridgeport. Stratford resident Ted Powell will provide live sound effects.

The radio drama series continues with "Strange and Unusual Programs" on Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29. The final program of the year is "Murder and Consequences," which is set to take the stage on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19.

Tickets are $15. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit www.quickcenter.com

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on November 3, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 93