A Christmas Carol
Showing Dec 6 - 28.
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A Christmas Carol.
How many times have you been in A Christmas Carol?
This is my 10th year!!! I originally was cast as Mrs. Fezziwig opposite Brian Keith Russell, in the previous version of CAROL, with direction by Craig Slaight
What are your favorite holiday traditions?
Every year for the last 20, I have hosted a caroling party in my neighborhood. It's usually a party of about 20-40 people, gathering for a fantastic potluck dinner and then walking through my Glen Park neighborhood singing with candles in the dark. Kids, dogs, friends, laughing. It's a good tradition.
What's your favorite thing about the Bay Area during the holidays?
A Christmas Carol, obviously. And when I was a kid, the San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker was a big favorite. The Dickens' Faire is also a huge tradition and a place I worked many times. My son, Calum, (who played Tiny Tim in the 2010 CAROL here at ACT) is currently working at the Dickens' Faire as Oliver Twist... I guess we have a family tradition of working over the holidays!
What is your favorite moment in A Christmas Carol?
My favorite moment in A Christmas Carol, changes year to year with the different MFA classes and the different Young Company. But I do have a few perennial favorites: first read-through when we are all together again for another year, warm-ups with the Young Company on The Geary Stage and in the show, the moment that Scrooge turns out the house and includes the audience in saying, "...and may that truly be said of us. Of all of us." It's a magical moment when the fourth wall is broken and the message Charles Dickens intended is passed from the actors on stage, across the footlights and into the hearts and minds of the theatre goers.
Who is your favorite character in A Christmas Carol?
In this version of A Christmas Carol, I would have to say Mrs. Dilber is my fav. Sharon Lockwood is a goddess. But a close second is Ken Ruta's Marley. I am honored to share a stage with him!
What is your favorite holidary food/treat?
Pumpkin pie, eaten straight out of my hand, cold from the fridge wins hands down.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
"It's a Wonderful Life" makes me cry every time. I try to watch it every Christmas Eve. "Love, Actually" is also another good one. And of course, "A Christmas Story" is a favorite of all the family.
|Flying scenery for the Ghost of Christmas Future hanging in A.C.T.'s Scene Shop.|