Calendar Notice for 'Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge' December 5 through 31, 2008
NEW MILFORD, CONN. (October 20, 2008) – This December, TheatreWorks New Milford will present the uproarious Holiday comedy, MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE, by award-winning playwright Christopher Durang.
In this outrageously funny parody of “A Christmas Carol,” Durang focuses on one of Dickens’ most insignificant characters — poor Bob Cratchit’s wife. One day she flips, takes to drink, and tries to throw herself off a bridge, running headlong into the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, as well as the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge. But this time around something is wrong with the Ghosts’ mystic powers, putting Scrooge and Mrs. Bob on a hilarious collision course with other Christmas classics such as “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Gift of the Magi,” and many more. In spite of all this mayhem, the play is safe and fun for the whole family.
Under the direction of Beth Bonnabeau-Harding of New Milford, MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S cast features: John Taylor (Sherman); Susan Abrams (Warren); Regan Flynn (Prospect); Jim Lones (Oxford); Viv Berger (Southbury); Regina Sweeney (Mahopac, NY); Glenn Couture (Ansonia); M.J. Hartell and Tracy Hurd (both Brookfield); and Lori Larson and Ken Greiter (both New Milford).
MRS. BOB CRATCHIT’S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE runs December 5,6 12,13,14 19,20,21, and 31. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on December 14 and 21. Tickets for all shows are $20.00 for reserved seating. PLEASE NOTE: THE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT.
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, at 8:00 p.m. there will be one gala fundraising performance with hors d'oeuvres and an open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks. Tickets for this event are $50.
On Thursday, December 4, senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks’ Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, you name the price for your ticket. Reservations can be made online at WWW.THEATREWORKS.US or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.
TheatreWorks is an award-winning, regional theatre company located on 5 Brookside Avenue, just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford, Conn.