Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 9, 2010

5:00 PM

Gather ‘round The Greene Space for a truly special holiday treat. Join your favorite WQXR and WNYC hosts for a reading of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol starring Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce as Scrooge.

Grammy-nominated composer John Forster will accompany the reading with an original score for piano, and Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion will provide the live sound effects. The production is conceived and directed by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest.

Hot cider and seasonal snacks will be served.

This production will be broadcast on the radio at the following times:

Cast:

Scrooge – David Hyde Pierce
Narrator – Jeff Spurgeon (WQXR host)
Nephew – Soterios Johnson (WNYC’s Morning Edition host)
Cratchit – Kevin Gordon (WQXR host)
Collector 1 – Leonard Lopate (host of WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show)
Collector 2 – John Schaefer (host of WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds)
Marley – Kurt Andersen (host of WNYC’s Studio 360)
Ghost of Christmas Past – Brooke Gladstone (co-host of WNYC’s On the Media)
Fezziwig – Robert Krulwich (co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab)
Emily – Annie Bergen (WQXR host)
Young Scrooge – Jad Abumrad (co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab)
Ghost of Christmas Present – John Hockenberry (co-host of WNYC’s The Takewaway)
Mrs. Cratchit – Midge Woolsey (WQXR host)
Ghost of Christmas Future - Elliott Forrest (WQXR host)
Tiny Tim – Simon Lehrer
Belinda Cratchit – Naomi Lewin (WQXR host) 
Niece - Annie Bergen (WQXR host)
Businessman 1 – David Garland (WQXR host)
Businessman 2 – Elliott Forrest (WQXR host)
Boy - Michael Forrest

Refreshments provided by


AOC Fine Wines is the exclusive artisinal wine partner of The Greene Space.

Guests:

David Hyde Pierce

Hosted by:

Elliott Forrest