The Island Players will be presenting a live virtual adaptation of Charles Dickens “A CHRISTMAS CAROL “ on December 18th and 20th at 7:30 pm.

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The Island Players will be presenting a live virtual adaptation of Charles Dickens “A CHRISTMAS CAROL “ on December 18th and 20th at 7:30 pm. It will be brought to you in the comfort of your own home through Zoom.
Adapted by Island Players Director Jeffrey Steiger, the play has a clever and current day twist. “It’s Christmas and COVID has sequestered everyone at home aside from Scrooge’s nephew and his hapless workers at the bank. As the rest of the world adjusts to the new normal, Scrooge says “Bah Humbug” and churns out high interest loans to the unemployed and beaten down. One night, three ghosts crash his Face Time and force him to take a hard look at a forgotten past, a difficult present and a possible future.”
Director Steiger is also a talented actor as evidenced by his past performances in our plays, “Relatively Speaking”, “Unexpected Guest” and “Beyond A Joke”. His extensive credentials include; Creative Director of the AWED Theater at FL International University, Artistic Director of the New Theater of Medicine and Adjunct Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington School of Medicine and Founding Artistic Director of CRLT Players. He is the recipient of many awards including the Hesburgh Certification of Excellence and the James T. Newbacher Award.
Our remarkable cast is comprised of many Island Players veteran actors including; Heiko Knipfelberg as Scrooge, James Thaggard as the Narrator, Pamela Hopkins as Belle, Mikey Lynch as Fred, Mary Selke as Mrs. Lamb and Judy Glynn as a Ghost. New to our stage are; Dianne Brin as a Ghost, Jay Poppe as Bob Cratchet and Alice Cotman as part of the Ensemble.
Tickets are not being sold for the performances but donations are encouraged. If you wish to make a donation to Island Players by credit card, please call Peg Farrup, VP and Box Office Chair, at 941 778-7374. If you wish to write a check, you may send it to The Island Players, P.O. Box 2059, Anna Maria, FL 34216. We appreciate your generosity in these difficult times.
To watch the plays, go to our Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/i/86052346632?pwd=ZGw2c1RUTWp00VRXS2Zvb04vakZ1Zz09
Meeting ID: 86052346632
Passcode: Scrooge
If you don’t have Zoom, download the ZOOM Client For Meetings here: visit zoom.us/signup. You will receive an email from Zoom. In this email, click ACTIVATE ACCOUNT. On Dec. 18th or 20th, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode. Please join the meeting by 7:20 pm. We encourage you to test your Zoom before Dec. 18th by clicking on NEW MEETING and then TEST SPEAKER and MICROPHONE.
For technical assistance or help, please contact our Webmaster, Bill Goulet at bdgoulet0726.
Take a break from your Netflix, Prime or Hulu shows and make time to watch our original, hour long productions of “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”. We promise culture…. well, maybe. But it will definitely be a fun addition to the entertainment choices for your entire family!

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