The Importance Of Christmas Spirit In Patrick Barlow's A Christmas Carol

Christmas spirit, are you born with it, is it something you develop, or is it something you have to learn based on your own experiences? There is a large variety of people with or without Christmas spirit in Patrick Barlow’s version of “A Christmas Carol.” This particular production of a Christmas Carol was performed at the Orpheum theater by the Magic Valley Repertory Theatre in december. The specific dates being December 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th. I attended on the 18th. This play, aimed toward the entertainment of the audience, was directed by Jared Johnson. Not only did Jared Johnson put in an immense amount of work, the actors and actresses who played multiple parts went through significant challenges. Larry Johnson being the only actor …show more content…
Scrooge 's assault of anything christmas doesn’t only affect him. It has a deep affect on the people he is surrounded by.One of these people is his nephew, Frederick, played by Brendan Rowlands. Frederick invites scrooge to his holiday dinner every year, but year after year Scrooge declines. This takes a toll on Frederick, seeing as Scrooge, the brother of Frederick’s mother, has never met Frederick’s wife or any of his three children. It is Fredrick’s one mission to get through to his uncle. The conflict also plays a part in Brent Hanchey’s character Bob Cratchit 's life. Cratchet works for Scrooge and well, it’s not a pleasant job. Cratchet likes Christmas and is often threatened with the loss of his job when he recommends decorating the office or anything else dealing with the Christmas season. He too wants to open Scrooge’s eyes to the wonders of Christmas. Due to Scrooge’s lack of Christmas spirit he is visited by three ghosts. The Ghost of Christmas Past, Kayla Casco, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Julie Dodson, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, True Leavitt are the three ghosts presented to Scrooge through the night of Christmas …show more content…
Each character looking amazing, but the costumes of the ghosts were stunning. The Ghost of Christmas Past was ravishing and beautiful. Kayla Casco’s costume was a wonderful dress that perfectly complimented her figure. It flowed like you would imagine a ghost’s would. The Ghost of Christmas Present, played by Julie Dodson, was different, but equally stunning. It had a much more billowy skirt and kicked out in front of her when she walked. My personal favorite was True Leavitt’s costume for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. It was not anything special. It was an all black, caped, and hooded ensemble. I particularly liked it the most because it covered all indication of who was in the costume. It hid the actor until the precise moment of the

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