Ashland Community and Technical College Theatre will present A Christmas Carol Thursday to Saturday, Dec. 3 to 5, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in the J. B. Sowards Theatre at the College Drive Campus.
Adapted by Romulus Linney from the book by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooges journey from greedy miser to Christmas benefactor.
The cast of 30 includes students and adults from throughout the Tri-State. Scrooge is Tayler Bradley, a retired paramedic from Flatwoods. Xavier Stambaugh, a Paul G. Blazer High School student, portrays Scrooge as a boy and young man. James Holley from Huntington is Marley and Old Joe.
Marshall Gibbs from South Point High School is Peter Cratchit, and Dustin Allen from Fairview Elementary School is Tiny Tim. Bob Cratchit is Paul G. Blazer High School graduate Ethan Darby and Mrs. Cratchit is Greenup County High School student Ashley Hulgan.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come are portrayed respectively by Western Governors University student Kristina Richins and Fairview High School students Shelby Tyler and Dawson Clark.
Flatwoods resident McKinsey Wixsom, a dually enrolled ACTC and Holy Family High School student, is a Fezziwig daughter, and ACTC student Garett Campbell from Catlettsburg is helping with props.
Director Jim Maggard is the founder and director of the Company of Dreams Theatre in Ashland. He has been involved in theatre for over 40 years as a director and actor. He is currently a teacher at Fairview High School.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be picked up in the ACTC Bookstore at the College Drive Campus during regular business hours, and tickets will be available at the door before each performance.
Shown above, the cast of the ACTC Theatre production of A Christmas Carol met for rehearsal on November 23. Director Jim Maggard is in the front row at the far right.