New Jersey Stage

Friday, December 2, 2011

Skyline Offers New Take On "Carol"

(Bergen County, NJ) -- Skyline Theatre Company STC's season of classics continues with a new version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol performed in a one man tour de force Saturday December 17th at 2pm at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn. This single performance is a part of Skyline's fund raising efforts for this season.

Dustin Charles stars as Dickens and all of his unforgettable characters from the 1843 novella. This new adaptation, by Greg Oliver Bodine, finds Dickens on his 1867 American Reading Tour, which is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, Dickens regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. All is not lost, however; Dickens delivers with warmth and humor what he promised: he performs from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption.  This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States.

New York actor Dustin Charles returns to Skyline having starred as Paul in last season's Barefoot in the Park and as Hal in Proof. Most recently he played Richard in Shakespeare's Richard III for Identity Theatre in New York. He has also appeared in Dracula and The 39 Steps (New Stage Theatre), Dial M for Murder (John W. Engeman Theater), Bedroom Farce, and Unnecessary Farce, for which he received a Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award nomination. His film career includes 'Forged" starring Manny Perez, 'Gentleman Jack," and the award–winning indie '...the Making of..."

Enjoy the season with this new version of the wonderful family classic, A Christmas Carol on December 17th at 2:00 pm at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn. Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $18 for students.  For ticket reservations or for more information about Skyline please call 1-800-474-1299.