Wolf Pack Theatre Brings New Life to a Holiday Classic
A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens, Adapted by William Leary
Five Performances: December 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 8:00 pm
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Riverdale, MD
Wolf Pack Theatre Company presents a modern twist on a holiday favorite; Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Adapted and directed by William Leary, this new version of the heartwarming classic takes a modern look at the greedy, heartless Ebenezer Scrooge, creates very real problems facing the Cratchitt family, and gives the Christmas Ghosts completely new identities.
Leary’s adaptation weaves cherished holiday songs into the storyline adding another layer to the characters and providing a festive air Set and performed in a church sanctuary, A Christmas Carol focuses on the virtues of the holidays such as love, kindness, generosity, courage and faith. This production seeks to truly capture the spirit of Christmas, and therefore Wolf Pack Theatre Company will be donating a portion of its proceeds to Community Crisis Services Inc. benefitting their Warm Nights Hypothermia Shelter program and St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church benefitting their Safe Haven and Bountiful Blessings programs.
Sarah K. Scott is the Assistant Director. The Musical Director is Lauren Giglio and the Assistant Musical Director is Robert Scott. Lighting Design is by Stephen Beitzell with Deidre McAlister running Tech Crew. Catering is provided by Sherry Ness. The Corporate Sponsor for the production is Community Crisis Services Inc.
A Christmas Carol features the talents of Ray Converse (Ebenezer Scrooge), Lauren Giglio (Belle), Sarah K. Scott (Pastor Charlotte), Tim Jansen (Marley/Young Scrooge), Robert Scott (Bob Cratchitt), Melanie Pino-Elliott (Rachel Cratchitt), Samantha Roberts (Joy Cratchitt), Emilee Schmidt (Hope Cratchitt), Sophia Nasreen Riazi-Sekowski (Tiny Tim Cratchitt), Alie Kamara (Edward), Kelly Richards (Holly), Kiana Dorsey (April), Casey Hobart (Martha/Christmas Past), William Leary (Andrew/Christmas Present) and Jeff Tegeler (Featured Vocalist). Chorus members include Malachi Wilson, Simone Wilson and Wesley Schmidt.
About Wolf Pack Theatre Company
Founded in 2014 by William Leary, Wolf Pack Theatre Company is designed to bring fresh, innovative voices to the DC Metro region in an honest and socially conscious way. Wolf Pack is dedicated to producing at least two new plays or musicals each season and allowing talented, untested writers, actors and designers the opportunity to express their point of view. A portion of each production’s proceeds will benefit a charitable organization decided upon by the writer, director, cast and crew.
Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $9.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wolfpacktheatrecompany.com or at the door. For reservations, email email@example.com or call 240-271-5471.
A Christmas Carol will run Saturday, December 6th; Sunday, December 7th; Friday, December 12th; Saturday, December 13th; and Sunday, December 14th; 8:00 pm nightly. The Friday, December 12th performance will include a visit from Santa Claus with an opportunity for pictures.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 5820 Riverdale Rd. in Riverdale, MD.