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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama

Written by Arthur Yorinks and inspired by the Charles Dickens classic

Monday, December 8, 2014

5:00 PM

The Greene Space presents its beloved holiday tradition — a radio drama inspired by Charles Dickens' classic tale featuring your favorite public radio personalities.

A LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE.

The story will be brought to life by a cast lead by stage and screen actor Mark Linn-Baker (Broadway's You Can't Take it With You) as Scrooge; Jefferson Mays, Tony Award-winning star of Broadway's A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, as Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present; and Broadway regulars and real-life husband and wife Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway) and Jason Danieley (Next to Normal) as Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit. Narrating the radio play will be Bill Kurtis, veteran broadcaster and announcer of public radio's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me.

The rest of the cast will be played by some of your favorite hosts and reporters from WNYC and WQXR: John Hockenberry of The Takeaway; Radiolab's Robert Krulwich; Anna Sale of Death, Sex & Money; Dan Pashman of The Sporkful; and WQXR's Naomi Lewin and Jeff Spurgeon

Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion is back to provide his signature sound effects. Composer/pianist John Forster also returns, with electro-acoustic violist/composer Martha Mooke joining the band.  Written by Arthur Yorinks and directed by Elliott Forrest.

CAST LIST

Narrator – Bill Kurtis
Scrooge – Mark Linn-Baker
Bob Cratchit – Jason Danieley
Child Singer – Peyton Lusk
Nephew –  Jeff Spurgeon
Gentleman – Robert Krulwich
Marley – Jefferson Mays
Mrs. Dilber – Naomi Lewin
Christmas Past – Jefferson Mays
Fezziwig – John Hockenberry
Belle – Anna Sale
Young Adult Scrooge – Dan Pashman 
Christmas Present – Jefferson Mays
Mrs. Cratchit – Marin Mazzie
Belinda – Anna Sale
Martha – Mythili Rao
Peter Cratchit – Dan Pashman
Tiny Tim – Peyton Lusk
Nephew’s Wife – Mythili Rao
Businessman 1 –  Robert Krulwich
Businessman 2 –  Jefferson Mays
Old Joe – John Hockenberry
Boy – Peyton Lusk

Guests:

Robert Krulwich, Naomi Lewin, Mark Linn-Baker, Jefferson Mays, Marin Mazzie, Dan Pashman, Anna Sale and Jeff Spurgeon