AN ACTOR’S CAROL
by Charles Evered
Burned-out actor Hugh Pendleton, not-so-fresh from playing Scrooge one too many times in the backwater community theatre where his once promising career has met its unglamorous end, is surprised to encounter three spirits of his own in this quirky and compelling ode to the holiday classic.
Friday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2pm
Saturday, December 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2pm
Wednesday, December 18 at 2pm
Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21 at 2pm
Saturday, December 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 22 at 2pm
“The Triumph of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol is that it takes an old story and makes it seem new….his modernized take on Dickens’ ubiquitous holiday parable takes the Ebenezer Scrooge story out of Pre-Industrial revolution London and plops it in a squalid Playhouse where season after season of no-budget theater has been subsidized by the holiday cash cow that A Christmas Carol has become. It works, because Evered’s even handed, light hearted reinvention of the source material not only delivers Dicken’s original story of human redemption, but also adds some very relevant ideas about tolerance, including and the theater.” – Michael C. Moore, Kitsap Sun
“If A Christmas Carol restores our love of Christmas, An Actor’s Carol restores our love of Christmas AND theatre!” – Hal Linden, Tony Award-winning actor
“Shines a 21st century light on an age old tale with cleverness, wit and charm!”
– VJ Hume, CV Independent
Please call the box office at 860.767.7318 to reserve your seats.
Individual ticket prices are: $35 adult; $32 senior; $20 student; $15 child. Group price for parties of 10 or more is $30.
Tickets for Thursday, December 19th performance are $18 after 6pm (available at the box office only – limit 4 per person).
Make our holiday show part of your family tradition. Come and visit Ivoryton with it’s display of 500,000 lights throughout the village and one of state’s largest living Christmas trees. Ivoryton is one of the most festive (and brightest!) villages in Connecticut!
Lev Harvey (Player) is a New York based actor and is thrilled to be back at the Ivoryton Playhouse after his recent run in Shear Madness! New York credits include OFF BROADWAY: Death of a Salesman (Happy Loman-2016 Drama Desk Nominee), Twelfth Night (Feste), Winter’s Tale (Camillo), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Joe Farkas), The Bespoke Overcoat (Al), The Constant Wife (John Middleton), and Ghosts (Oswald Alving). He was also featured on MTV’s THE SUBSTITUTE. He is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and an active member of The Freeman Studio. Big thanks to Mom, Dad, Max, Noah, Benny, Annie and Gustavo for always being in his corner. Follow him on instagram @louielev.
MICHAEL IANNUCCI: (Hugh): Is happy to be returning to the Ivoryton Playhouse where he previously appeared in The Games Afoot and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. New York credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Broadway revival); ENTER LAUGHING (York Theatre); SHLEMIEL THE FIRST (Theatre for a New Audience); THE AWFUL TRUTH (Fringe Festival); WALLENBERG (NYMTF); STREET SCENE (Brave New World Rep). He toured nationally in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Annie and appeared regionally in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (White Heron Theatre); VERONICA’S ROOM; AND THEN THERE WERE NONE; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Fulton Theatre); THE MOST HAPPY FELLA; CATS (Theatre Under the Stars); STEEL PIER (Actor’s Playhouse); FALSETTOLAND (Caldwell Theatre, Carbonell Award Nomination); BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Seven Angels); South PACIFIC (Wick Theatre); BYE BYE BIRDIE (Westchester Broadway Theatre); PATIENCE (Sorg Opera). Stock credits include TREASURE ISLAND (Maine State Music Theatre); IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU; CHICAGO (Mason Street Warehouse); LEND ME A TENOR; SPAMALOT (Arrow Rock Lyceum); TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; ROCK OF AGES (Forestburgh Playhouse); PLAZA SUITE (Allenberry Playhouse); GUYS & DOLLS (New Harmony). Televison: Elementary. michaeliannucciactor.com
Moira O’Sullivan (Player) is returning to Ivoryton after being seen in Biloxi Blues, Coney Island Christmas, andIt’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Favorite theatre credits include: Beneath The Gavel (Off-Broadway, 59E59) and Oleanna(Playhouse on Park). BFA NYU Tisch, UCB Improv.
Alec Silberblatt (Player 2): New York: The Mon Valley Medium (Emerging Artists Theater), The Cherry Orchard (Strange Sun Theater). Regional: The Mon Valley Medium (Carnegie Stage), Bad Jews (George Street Playhouse), Biloxi Blues (Ivoryton Playhouse), World Builders and Lungs (Off the Wall Theater), The Heiress, Romeo and Juliet, Sharon’s Grave, and A Skull in Connemara (PICT Classic Theater), Driftless (Hatch Arts Collective), Chickens in the Yard (Quantum Theater), Orphans (Lake Dillon Theater Company), Rabbit Hole (Pittsburgh Public Theater and Hartford TheaterWorks). Training: CCM Acting, BFA
* member of Actors Equity
Join us for an opening night reception following the 7:30pm performance on Friday, December 13th. Light refreshments will be served.
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