HOUSTON – LSC-University Park’s Drama Department will stage Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol: The Radio Play” Nov. 16 - 18 to open the holiday season.
“Our third year of staging this play is sure to bring joy to the whole family,” said William Grayson, director of the play and assistant professor of theater at LSC-University Park. “This is a unique retelling of the classic story. Though “A Christmas Carol” is set in the 1800s, the audience is transported from their present-day lives to a 1940s radio broadcast of the play, complete with commercials.”
“A Christmas Carol: The Radio Play” was made famous by Orson Welles. The performance showcases LSC-University Park’s students, and features live sound effects, singing, and musical underscoring.
“LSC-University Park’s drama students are talented and will bring in great reviews as in years past,” said LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan. “As the community’s college and a cultural staple, we are happy to provide an affordable, family-friendly event during the holiday season, and simultaneously support the growth of our students.”
The performance will be held in LSC-University Park’s Black Box Theatre, B12.135, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets can be purchased at LoneStar.edu/UP-Events at $5 for students and $10 for general admission.
The Black Box Theatre will host additional performances open to the public including the Fall Student Art Show Nov. 29 - 30, Transitory Sound and Movement Collective Dec. 5, and the LSC-University Park Concert Choir Dec. 7.