Coaster Theatre Radio Hour Presents
CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
DATES: Sunday, December 20 – Sunday, December 27
TICKETS: This event is free. Donations welcome.
The Coaster Theatre Playhouse is excited to bring our 2020 Dickens Play Project to audiences this holiday season. This December we will be streaming our adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. A radio style play written, workshopped and performed by our community.
It is December 20, 1936 as the Coaster Theatre Radio Hour actors take their places to bring Christmas cheer to audiences during this turbulent time in American history. The story of A Christmas Carol is popular with children and adults of all ages. It has been adapted countless times and continues to urge us to honor the spirit of Christmas and keep it in our hearts all year round.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Coaster Theatre’s history and our annual Dickens play, the fall of 1973 brought a gas crunch that left Cannon Beach wanting for visitors. Vicki Hawkins, then owner of the Cannon Beach Gazette, developed the idea of a Dickens theme with window decorations, food and costumes for the entire community at Christmas. Vicki came up with the motto, “The Low Lights will be the Highlights of Cannon Beach.” She said the town was a natural for a Dickens theme – the shopkeepers dressed in clothing of the Dickens era; the kids wore wool caps, scarves, and leggings.
In keeping with the Dickens theme, the community decided to put on a Dickens play. The Dickens play became an annual tradition welcoming generations of North Coast families both on and off stage to the Coaster Theatre during the holiday season.
HEAD WRITER Jenni Tronier
WRITER Cal Beekman
WRITER Becky Hosman
WRITER Ryan Hull
WRITER Kelsie Peterson
WRITER Thomas Ryan
WRITER Jeremiah Williams
DIRECTOR Patrick Lathrop
NEWS ANNOUNCER, FRED, BELLE’S HUSBAND, 1ST BUSINESSMAN
RADIO HOUR HOST, YOUNG SCROOGE, GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT,
3RD BUSINESSMAN, SHOPKEEPER, BOY, CAROLERS
NARRATOR, FAN, MRS. FEZZIWIG, BELLE’S CHILDREN, KATHY, GUEST #1
BOB CRATCHIT, JACOB MARLEY, MR. FEZZIWIG, 2ND BUSINESSMAN
SARAH, GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST, GUEST #2, LAUNDRESS, CAROLERS
SOLICITOR, BELLE, MRS. CRATCHIT, CHARWOMAN, CAROLERS
BELLE’S CHILDREN, TINY TIM, UNDERTAKER, CAROLERS