INA – “A Christmas Carol” comes to life this fall at the Rend Lake College Theatre. In the meantime, the theatre department and Director Tracey Webb will be preparing a cast to deliver.
This Christmas classic launches in the new RLC Theater Nov. 6 and continues through Nov. 9. Auditions will take place Sept. 9.
Auditions will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the RLC Theater on the main campus in Ina and are open to those ages 16 and up. Those planning to audition will cold-read from the script. Cast members will rehearse four nights a week, Monday through Thursday.
The play opens on a mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge, sitting in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his annual Christmas party. Two gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness and venom, spitting out an angry “Bah! Humbug!” in response to his nephew’s “Merry Christmas!”
What happens from there will take the audience on Scrooge’s introspective journey with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Written by legendary author Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” has been delighting its audience since the mid 1800s.