Jewel Box Theatre Puts Hilarious Spin on “A Christmas Carol”, Nov. 15 – Dec. 8

posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: October 28, 2013 12:40:23 PM

The title of the Poulsbo Jewel Box Theatre’s new production is a long one:
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol”
. It’s absurdly long, you might say—but, in the spirit of Monty Python, absurdity is exactly what the production is aiming for.

The “dramatic society” mentioned in the title is fictional and the play depicts the efforts of this fictional theatre group to stage a production of “A Christmas Carol”. Essentially, we are watching a production of a musical that’s depicting the production of a musical. It’s a clever device, one that’s been used as far back as Shakespeare, and in this production, it makes for nothing less than uproarious comedy as all manner of arguments and mishaps take place among the characters.

It’s both a spoof of, and tribute to, the beloved Dickens classic we all grew up with, and it is sung and performed in perfectly hilarious fashion by a talented local cast including Rilla Hughes as Thelma/Scrooge and Alice Ingle as the Heckler, with direction by Randy G. Powell.

The show begins on November 15th, playing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 8th. Tickets are $16 ($14 for seniors, students and military) and are available for purchase online.

If you frequent the Kitsap County area and enjoy live theatre, take note of the Jewel Box’s other upcoming productions which include another British farce, Clever Dick, playing Jan. 24 to Feb. 15, 2014. You can also catch the musicals I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change!, playing Mar. 21 to Apr. 1, and Tom Foolery, playing Jul. 18 to Aug. 2.

The Jewel Box Theatre is located in Poulsbo, around 17 minutes from the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel. Stay tuned to our blog to get the heads up on the best upcoming local events and attractions in Silverdale and around Kitsap County.

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