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A Commedia Christmas Carol


Helen Hayes Awards Nominated
The Charles MacArthur Award
for Outstanding New Play or Musical

A Commedia
Christmas Carol

Written and directed
by Matthew R. Wilson.

Based on the book
by Charles Dickens.

Gallaudet University
Nov 29 – Dec 23, 2012

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The Washington Post says,
“ ‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’ crackles and amuses with abandon”
calling it, “high–spirited revelry” with “emotional depth”!
Read the full review, HERE!

“nimble, powerful, very funny and extraordinarily brave”
DC Theatre Scene calls A Commedia Christmas Carol a
“fast, funny and honest playing of the time-honored story”
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DC Metro Theater Arts gives ★★★★★,
and calls A Commedia Christmas Carol
“alternatively moving and hilarious”
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“Faction's lively Carol will entertain the ‘cheery’ in us all from beginning to end.”
raves MD Theatre Guide!

“Faction of Fools delivers an inventive new spin on the seasonal chestnut.”
Read The Washingtonian's full review, HERE!

“Brisk” and “deft” says the Washington City Paper, with “an appealing joie de vivre”!
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“It seems...that Ebeneezer has been always waiting for his entrance in a mask.”
Read The Washington Post's feature story, HERE!

Masks, acrobatics, humbug, and holiday cheer abound in this modern retelling of the Dickens holiday classic, written and directed by Helen Hayes Award nominee Matthew R. Wilson.

When Pantalone Scrooge is visited by his old friend Dottore Marley, an unforgettable adventure of ghosts, yuletides, and omens sets the greedy old man on the rocky road to redemption. Dickens’s London comes alive in a new way with a Commedia twist and a fresh new script. A Commedia Christmas Carol is a treat for the whole family and a hilarious, heart-felt celebration of the holiday season.


Production Sponsor
Gallaudet University Theatre Arts

Spotlight Sponsor
Leona Fisher


Nov 29 – Dec 23, 2012
Thu, Fri, Sat @ 8pm // Sun @ 2pm


Pay What You Can Preview: Thu, Nov 29 @ 8pm
Special Monday Night performance: Mon, Dec 17 @ 7pm
No performance on Sunday, December 9.

Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoElstad Auditorium
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
*** Free Parking *** Metro: Red Line, NY Ave ***
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Written and Directed by Founding Artistic Director
Matthew R. Wilson*

Featuring
Marianna Devenow
Sandra Mae Frank
Julie Garner^
Tyler Herman^
Toby Mulford^
Joel David Santner*
Paul Reisman*
Michael Sprouse
Jessica Willoughby

Scenic Design by Ethan Sinnott
Costume Design by Denise Umland
Lighting Design by Andrew F. Griffin+
Music Composed by Jesse Terrill*
Sound Design by Thomas Sowers
Projections by Joel David Santner*
Props by Sarah Conte
Masks by Tara Cariaso at Waxing Moon Masks

Sign Consultant/Interpreter: Dr. Lindsey D. Snyder

Assistant Director: Rachel Spicknall Mulford
Stage Manager: Kirsten Parker
ASM & Wardrobe Supervisor: Kathryn Dooley
Production Assistant/Deck Manager: Victoria LeBlanc
Deck Crew: Amanda Biskupiak

Technical Director: Jacob Fisher
Assistant Technical Director: Kristopher Davis
Master Electrician: Casey Analco
Production Manager: Sarah Conte
Producer: Sarah Bartlett Wilson

Running time: Approx 90 minutes with no intermission; Appropriate for ages 9 and up.
Interpreted Performances: 8pm on Thurs, Dec 13, and Fri, Dec 14; 2pm on Sun, Dec 16.
All other performances, Open Captioning available upon request.
All performances ASL interpreted