“A Christmas Carol” Continues Through Sunday December 4th!

 

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Photo by Jeff Rawlinson

(left to right, Front to Back)
The Cratchit family played by Lilac Bucksner, Kenneth Matheson, Christian Duran, Sarah Hinojosa, Robert Payawal, and Victoria Crabtree

WTC’S “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” By Germaine Hupe

Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, and the story, which became an immediate success, continues to charm readers and audiences to the present time,173 years later.  There have been many dramatic versions of Dickens’ short novel including numerous stage plays, two musicals, a Disney animation for children, and 28 film versions, 7 of which were silent films.  Thomas Edison himself produced one of the early silent films in 1910.

The current WTC production offers several scenes which are not usually included in acting scripts.  These scenes are Director Jesse Akers’ adaptation of a 1951 screenplay by Noel Langley. They offer a view of banking and money market corruption which helps to explain the growth of poverty and suffering that afflicted the Victorian working class in Dickens’ own time.

The plot concerns the Christmas Eve conversion of Ebenezer Scrooge, “a grasping old sinner,” by means of a series of visits by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and his former partner Jacob Marley.  The familiar characters include Scrooge’s long suffering clerk Bob Cratchit and his family.  The gentle Tiny Tim, Scrooge’s lost love Alice, his beloved sister Fan and his nephew Fred are major featured roles in a production which requires 28 speaking parts in addition to a childrens caroling group and an adult singing choir.

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pmNovember  25, 26, and December 2 and 3. There will  be matinee performances at 2 pm on November 27 and December 4.  All performances are at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Avenue, Winters.  Tickets are $15 for the Champagne Gala opening and the benefit for the Winters Music Boosters.  Tickets for all other shows are $12 for adults, $8 for Senior and children 12 and under.  For reservations call 530-795-4014 or www.winterstheatre.org.

 

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Thanks for supporting “Seven”



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Seven tells the true stories of seven courageous women who faced tremendous challenges in their lives, including rape, poverty and human trafficking, and bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe.

The playwrights are  Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz

*Empower Yolo is Yolo County’s primary service provider for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Empower Yolo is a nonprofit dedicated to the intervention, prevention, and elimination of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse. Client services are free.  Donations are tax-deductible.

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Thanks for supporting “Much Ado About Nothing!”

Thanks for coming out to see us “under the stars” outdoors in the Winters Community Center Amphitheatre as we presented William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” the first two weekends of August!  We’ll see you at our next show soon!

 

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Thanks for your generosity on Big Day (and a Half!) of Giving

The Winters Theatre Company raised more than $1600 this year.  You didn’t let the technical glitches get you down!  Thanks for your patience and support…you are all “super stars!”

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support of the Winters Theatre Company!

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Thanks for Coming to See “The Pink Panther Strikes Again!”

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We had a ton of fun putting on the show for you, and we hope you had a great time, too!

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