A Christmas Carol - 2019
Director: Paul Dixon
Producer: Kathryn Denney
In 2019 the Sudbury Savoyards were fortunate to inherit a long-standing program of presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to audiences at the Wayside Inn. We performed at the Inn to two sold out audiences at Sudbury’s own Martha Mary Chapel and at the Omni Parker House in Boston. This generated donations from the Inn and our generous patrons of more than $1000 to A Place to Turn, a Metrowest emergency food pantry in Natick, for which long time Savoyard Neil McCormick volunteered for many years.
Director Paul Dixon created a script of Dickens’ masterpiece that could be performed by six actors rotating among the text’s twenty-seven characters. Performances also featured a fiddler and a quartet of singers sprinkling the evening with Christmas Carols!
The Savoyards were delighted to be able in some way to return to its roots of providing in hunger relief right here in our own backyards!
Chris Erath (Scrooge, Henry)
Kurt Kusaris (Mr. Wittington, Bob Cratchet, Jacob Marley, Young Scrooge, Undertaker, Turkey Boy)
Tony Parkes (David, Fred, Charity Man, Mr. Fezziwig, Christmas Future, Tiny Tim)
Ginny Carpenter (Peg, Charity Woman, Christmas Past, Martha, & Laundress)
Pam Ryba (Ellen, Clementine, Mrs. Fezziwig, Darling, Charwoman, Mrs. Cratchet)
Beth Nolan (Sarah, Millicent, Fan, Christmas Present, Old Jo)
Costumes: Sue Flint