Awardwinning actor John Hardy returns to Castleton to perform an amazing one-man rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, Sunday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. Adapted by Hardy from the original Dickens novel, this Castleton in Performance (CiP) holiday show at the 140-seat Theatre House portrays Hardy in more than 40 roles, telling the beloved story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his Christmas journey of self-discovery.
“It is a loyal adaptation of the book,” said Hardy. “A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known stories in the world and I wanted to retain, as much as possible, the essence of the book in its original form.”
The play follows the original story, scene by scene. From the beginning of the play through the end, Hardy never changes costume or leaves the stage, portraying all 40 characters through variations in accent and speech pattern, as well as physical traits.
“Being an actor myself I appreciate the enormous challenge such a oneman show with multiple characters represents,” said Castleton CEO and Artistic Director Dietlinde Maazel. “I am in awe of Mr. Hardy, who combines astounding theatrical virtuosity with deeply moving, honest acting.”
Tickets will go fast for this one-of-a-kind CiP play and range from $20 to $40. Call 703.489.8704 or visit www.CastletonFestival.org to purchase tickets.