Under the direction of Michael Disher, the artistic director of at the , a cast of East End community members recorded an audio production of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on Monday, which will be broadcast throughout the holiday season on .
The radio play, produced by Peconic Public Broadcasting radio host Bonnie Grice, is slated to debut on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The station reaches eastern Long Island and coastal Connecticut. The recording will also be made available on the radio station’s website, peconicpublicbroadcasting.org.
The story is abridged to fit the format of a one-hour broadcast. It was recorded all in one afternoon, engineered by Kyle Lynch, with sound effects to be added during post-production.
The cast includes Dan Becker as Scrooge; Josh Gladstone, the artistic director of The John Drew Theater at , as the narrator, Marley and Fezziwig; Paul Bolger as Bob Crachit; Barbara Jo Howard as Mrs. Crachit; Katie Kneeland at Tiny Tim; Tristan Vaughan as Scrooge’s nephew and young Scrooge; Brooke Alexander as the Ghost of Christmas Past; Rosemary Cline are Scrooge’s fiancé and Crachit’s daughter; Meryn Anders as Scrooge’s sister, Fan; Terrance Fiore as the Ghost of Christmas Present; Rupert Stow as a collector for charity; Julia Tyson as two different children; and yours truly, Brendan O’Reilly, the editor of Southampton Patch, as Belle’s husband.
- Friday Nov. 25, 4 p.m.
- Saturday Nov. 26, 5 p.m.
- Friday Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
- Friday Dec. 23, 11 a.m.
- Saturday Dec. 24, 4 p.m.
- Sunday Dec. 25, noon