LLCC Theatre presents new adaptation of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” opens Nov. 30- December 9 at New Salem
Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Theatre staged its newly adapted version of a Charles Dickens classic entitled, “Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.” Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site Visitor’s Center.
“This mystical production re-imagined Dickens' tale as he intended it to be--a "ghost story of Christmas,” said director Mark Hardiman, LLCC assistant professor of theatre. This year’s cast has been enlarged to 20 and will the production will include a flying bed and a special appearance by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.”
The play, newly adapted by Hardiman, was produced in association with Theatre in the Park and the Lincoln League of New Salem.
The twenty member acting ensemble will played multiple roles in addition to peopling the nearly 60 roles within the text. “This was truly an actor’s production, the ensemble provided everything from sound effects to a beautiful underscore for this evocative production”, said Hardiman. “Everything had been done to preserve Dickens’ original intent.”
The production design this year will included original welded set pieces constructed by LLCC’s own new faculty Allan Tomnitz, crafted in the new Workforce Development Center. “The theatre program is committed to collaboration both within and without the college,” stated Hardiman. This was a tremendous opportunity to let the students and faculty of LLCC shine.”