Dysart -- The Wolf Creek Players started rehearsals for the upcoming play "A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol," a two-act, on-the-air variety show of drama, comedy, heartbreak and hope. Reda Charmichael is the director, and Tony John is the assistant director.
It's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, NJ, and set to present their contemporary "take" on Dickens'
A Christmas Carol. Whether it's the noisy plumbing, missed cues, electrical blackouts, or the over-the-top theatrics of veteran actor but radio novice, William St. Claire (played by James Radatz), this radio show is an entertaining excursion into the mayhem and madness of a live radio show. St. Claire has an on-air breakdown, and begins to connect his own life with that of the classic Dickens tale. In order to "save the show," the company improvises a new ending to Charles Dickens' classic.
Some of the Wolf Creek Players pictured are (L to R): Christie John, Geneva Basye, James Radatz, Chris Ebbers, Ryan Basye.
Performances will be held at the Union Middle School Auditorium in Dysart. Times are Thursday November 29 at 7 pm, Friday November 30 at 7 pm, Saturday December 1st dinner 5:30 pm at the Dysart United Methodist Church and play at 7 pm, and Sunday, December 2nd at 2 pm.
General admission tickets are $15. Reserved tickets are $20. Dinner tickets are $25 (which includes reserved seating). For information and tickets, call Nancy Havran at 319-476-3767. Dinner tickets must be purchased by November 20.
Visit the Wolf Creek Players website at www.TamaCountyIowa.org/WolfCreekPlayers.