by Diane VanDyke
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Division of Arts and Humanities and Theatre Arts program are proud to present “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted by the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.
This special event will be presented in MCCC’s South Hall Community Room, West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. and in the Black Box Theatre, Science Center Lower Level, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 donation for all seats. To purchase tickets, please visit mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518.
Using Dickens’ own adaptation for his solo performances, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents a two-person reading event accompanied by live music and sound effects, celebrating the rich language of Dickens’ story and creating a theatre event for the whole family. Directed by PAC Co-Founding Artistic Director Damon Bonetti, this event features acclaimed Broadway actor Christopher Coucill as Scrooge and Andrew Clotworthy as various characters and live musician. Join us to welcome the season with this heartwarming tale of redemption.
The presentation of “A Christmas Carol” is supported by the students of MCCC’s Drama Club and Theatre Production Workshop, and is a fundraiser for MCCC’s Foundation’s Drama Club Merit Scholarship. Proceeds at the door will be donated to this scholarship, offered annually to MCCC students interested in the Theatre Arts.
The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective, founded in 2008 by Damon Bonetti and Dan Hodge, is committed to promoting rarely performed classical plays through workshops and readings in the greater Philadelphia area. It is comprised of a group of performance and visual artists seeking to encourage the development of a common vocabulary and to promote arts awareness within the Philadelphia community. Its past readings and workshops have featured some of the region’s finest artists, and its productions (Duchess of Malfi, Changes of Heart, Creditors, Timon of Athens, The Sea Plays) have garnered wide audience and critical praise.