Characterism In A Christmas Carol

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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…
They made me feel like I was truly living Scrooge 's life. It made me see everything he went through as a child and everything that made him the way he is. It was these moments that made a person feel bad for Scrooge. Anytime Julie Dodson’s character threw glitter at Scrooge were also effective parts for me. She would reach into her pocket and sprinkle glitter all over Larry Johnson anytime her did something that wasn’t Christmassy. These moments offered a comedic relief. These comedic relief moments made the entire audience laugh. The audience was very attentive during the whole play and showed it by being interested and reacting to each scene appropriately. During the intermission the audience could only talk about the play and share their opinions of the show. I heard all positive remarks. The audience was thoroughly entertained, showing that the objective of the show was met. The applause was a roar and many members even stood during the curtain call. As a whole the audience perceived the show very

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