A Word from the Author
As Thanksgiving draws near, I thought that you might be interested to hear that the Fine Arts being performed over that weekend will be A Christmas Carol. It's definitely going to be a fun transition from fall to winter!
Similarly to last Thanksgiving's Scarlet Pimpernel, I have the pleasure of being a part of the cast and want to give you a little taste of what the play will be like. To do this, my friend Sarah and I collaborated to create an imaginary interview between Charles Dickens and me. Hope you enjoy this sneak peek!
Me: Good afternoon, Mr. Dickens.
Dickens: Good afternoon, Cory. Thank you for inviting me to this interview.
Me: The pleasure is all my mine. I've always wanted to meet the author of one of my favorite Christmas stories. So I heard that you are actually acting in this PCC production! What's your part?
Dickens: My primary character is the narrator, but I also play a variety of minor characters interspersed throughout the performance. As a result, I have the opportunity of seeing the entire production from start to finish.
Me: So then you know all about the special features!
Dickens: Quite so, but I'm not about to divulge them. You're just going to need to wait until the play to see those. But I can tell you that they are quite spectacular.
Me: Well then, aside from features, what would you tell the people coming to A Christmas Carol to expect?
Dickens: Perhaps my best answer would be that I wrote A Christmas Carol to enlighten people of the depravity of the society that lies about us. Especially around Christmastime, we can get so caught up in our celebrating (or in Scrooge's case, lack of celebrating) that we often forget those in need. So I would say that those attending A Christmas Carol should, of course, expect the snow, spirits, and carols; but they should also expect a heartwarming tale of redemption that reminds each of us to remember why we celebrate Christmas.
Me: Well you definitely have me excited about the play! Thank you so much for this interview!
Dickens: No trouble at all. Have a wonderful day!0