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A decidedly different Christmas Carol production
While Victorian English writer Charles Dickens traditional tale, A Christmas Carol is as much a part of the holidays as mistletoe or midnight sales, the Bremerton Community Theatre has taken a different approach entirely with the classic.
The theater is presenting The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Societys Production of A Christmas Carol.
The story, written by David McGillivary and Walter Zerlin, Jr. is a farce that is more intent on inflicting side-splitting laughs than imparting moral messages.
Director Donna Barland first directed the production 10 years ago at BCT, and it played to sold out houses during its two week-run.
Its just silly, she said of its audience appeal. Its not your typical traditional show.
The action centers around a group of easily befuddled older English women who attempt to stage their version of the Christmas classic. The resulting play within a play creates some hilarious moments and the play follows a Murphys Law format anything that can go wrong does.
Barland said the play is also a good opportunity for some of the mature women in the theater, for whom parts are few and far between.
The multi-layered plot with a small cast means the actors play more than one role.
Judy Nichols plays Thelma, who is playing Scrooge. Linda Jensen plays Mrs. Reece, who is playing a gentleman and Tiny Tim. Donna Kennedy plays Felicity, who is playing the Snowman, a school girl, Scrooges nephew Fred, the Ghost of Christmas Present and Tiny Tim. Barbara Miller plays Mercedes, who is