Tom Harryman will give a one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Howmet Playhouse on Dec. 14.
A historic Howmet Playhouse will come alive with the Christmas spirit with a special one-night engagement of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on Dec. 14.
This brilliant holiday story, filled with humor and pathos, spirits and sinners, Scrooge, Bob Crachit and more, will be performed by former Playhouse managing director, Muskegon Community College instructor and professional actor, Tom Harryman. Adapting the story into a one-man performance, Harryman will bring to life this wonderful world and the colorful characters created by Dickens.
The production was originally directed by the MCC Center for Theater Director, Sheila Kulp Wahamaki with original designs by Richard Oman, Jeannette Wahr, Brian Goodman and Harryman. A perfect complement to the holiday season, the intimate space of the 400-seat historic Playhouse completes this very theatrical story-theatre style production.
Harryman managed the Playhouse from 2007-08 and has continued to direct and perform for the theater since he left. He most recently appeared in “The 39 Steps”, a comedic adaptation of a Hitchcock film in August 2012, in which he played approximately 40 different characters.
“We are so excited to have “A Christmas Carol” back on the Playhouse stage,” said Playhouse Managing Director Katie Trzaska. “Watching Tom perform in this capacity – multiple characters in such a classic story – is sure to be a rush for the audience. I hope everyone will leave with an appreciation of the magic of theater and with an abundance of holiday spirit.”
In that vein, all donations for concessions the night of the show will be donated to the Lebanon Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Whitehall. The food pantry serves families in Whitehall, Montague and the surrounding townships. Donations of non-perishable food or personal items will also be accepted the evening of the show.
For more information on items to donate or volunteering, call Lebanon Lutheran Church at 893-5745.
The show will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse. Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are $10 for adults and $7 for students with a student ID. The show is recommended for families with students ages 7 and up. Tickets are available at Whitehall City Hall or the Harbor Light Credit Union in advance or at the door the night of the show. Visit www.howmetplayhouse.org for more information or call Whitehall City Hall at 894-4048 for more information.