Monday, November 26, 2012

ITAC's Radio Scrooge

Amana - "The Iowa Theatre Artists Company (ITAC) will present a special adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol during the weekend of “Prelude To Christmas” in Amana. In the style of an old-time radio show, Radio Scrooge will be performed by an array of ITAC actors who are returning for this theatrical event. Performances are Friday November 30 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 2 at 1:30 pm. The one hour event is a fundraiser for the Iowa Theatre Artists Company and admission is by Free Will Donation.

The funny, spooky, and very entertaining adaptation of Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, will be fun for the family and will feature Cedar Rapids native Steve Shaffer along with Robert Gardner (St. Peter, MN), both of whom were in the critically acclaimed production of The Drawer Boy this past fall at ITAC. Also lending her voice to the radio hour is Judy Gardner (St. Peter, MN), who appeared on the ITAC stage in The Cemetery Club, as well as Meg Merckens (South Amana), Artistic Director at ITAC, Alex Shockley (Algona,) who was most recently seen in Pump Boys And Dinettes, Bob Assink (Cedar Rapids), Artistic Associate at ITAC, and young newcomer, Mason Erger (Cedar Rapids). Amana native Ian Zahren will provide the holiday music that will accompany the production and Thomas P. Johnson (South Amana) is director. Coffee, cider, and treats with the cast will be offered after the performance.

Admission is by Free Will Donation and seating is general admission, but ITAC encourages patrons to call ahead to ensure seating. Call 319-622-3222 or email: For more information and performance details, visit:"

(source: ITAC press release)

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