Port Clinton Playmakers opens its 67th season with A Dickens Christmas Carol — A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts. Say that five times fast.
Obviously, with a title like that this show will not be the classic standard play based on Charles Dickens’ book.
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WHAT: A Dickens Christmas Carol
WHEN: November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
WHERE: Playmakers Theatre, 604 W. Sixth Street, Port Clinton
COST $12 per person
“It’s a comedy farce,” said Nancy Betz, who’s coming from Tiffin to direct the play. Betz acted at Playmakers in the late ’90s, but this is her first time directing there.
Four Playmakers women and three men play 20 roles, including the children’s roles such as Tiny Tim, where the actor performs while on his knees. Scrooge is the only character that is played by one actor.
The challenge for Betz has been holding the actors back. Many times in a farce, actors want to go “over the top.” Betz is trying to rein them in because the actors they are portraying have a name for themselves. However, a farce is a farce and it’s still going to be funny.
“It’s a funny, light evening. The audience will love it,” Betz said.
Tickets for the show are $12 per person, and you can find out more information about this performance, and the Port Clinton Playmakers upcoming season, at playmakers.org or by calling 419-734-5044.