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by Charles Dickens Adapted by Preston Lane Originally Directed by Bryan Conger Directed by Sarah Hankins◊ Music Director Justin P. Cowan◊

Scenic Design by John Coyne◉

Costume Design by Kelsey Hunt

Lighting Design by Aaron Porter

Sound Design by Gabriel Clausen◉

Projection Design by Nicholas Hussong

Choreographer Sara Ruth Tourek

Dialect Coach Robin Christian-McNair ◉

Casting by Cindi Rush Casting

Stage Manager Terence Orleans Alexander * Production Sponsors Arbor Acres | Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP A Christmas Carol was commissioned by and received its world premiere at Triad Stage in Greensboro in 2010. The play is performed without an intermission. 4

CAST Mr. Fezziwig/3rd Businessman/Villager/Ensemble ......................................... Jeff Aguiar*◊ Beggar/Martha Cratchit/Fan ................................................................... Brizheet Andrews Beggar/Edward Cratchit/Boy on the Street .............................................. Aidan Armstrong Bob Cratchit/Villager/Ensemble .......................................................................... Ben Baker* Beggar/Tiny Tim/Ghost of Christmas Future .................................................. Brody Bett Charity Woman/Belle/Edwina/Young Wife/Ensemble ....................... Melissa Blackwell Beggar/Youngest Scrooge/Ignorance ................................................................. Micah Boan Charity Man/Young Husband/Villager/Ensemble .............................. Anthony Cataldo◊ The Beggar Woman .............................................................................................. Amy da Luz * Beggar/Child Scrooge/Peter Cratchit ......................................................... Will De Poortere Topper/Dick Wilkins/Villager/1st Businessman/Ensemble ............... Everett Graham◉ Ghost of Christmas Past/Hortence/Charwoman/Ensemble .............. Danielle Hopkins◊ Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble ........................................................................... Laura Bess Jernigan Fred/Young Scrooge/2nd Businessman/Villager/Ensemble ................... Gabriel Kane◉ Beggar/Want ........................................................................................................ Sage LeWinter Mrs. Fezziwig /Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble ..................................... Lulu Picart* Beggar/Belinda Cratchit ............................................................................... Aanjalei Pickett Ebenezer Scrooge ................................................................................................. David Sitler* Jacob Marley/Old Joe/Ensemble ...................................................................... Lee Spencer*

Stage Manager...............................................................................Terence Orleans Alexander*


The play takes place in London on Christmas Eve in 1843 with visions of the past and future.


Jeff Aguiar*◊ (Mr. Fezziwig/3rd Businessman/Villager/Ensemble) Triad Stage: South Pacific, A Christmas Carol (2016). Other credits include Into the Woods (NC Theatre); The Soloist (Touring Theatre of North Carolina); Nunsense A-men! and Red, White, and Tuna (Open Space Cafe Theatre); Enron, The Man of La Mancha, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, David Edgar’s Iron Curtain Trilogy (Burning Coal Theatre Company; Artistic Company Member); Much Ado About Nothing (bare theatre); and Eurydice (The ArtsCenter). Twitter: @dawgdztrix Brizheet Andrews (Beggar/Martha Cratchit/Fan) Triad Stage debut. Local: “Henrietta“ in The Color Purple (Barn Dinner Theater); “Village Child/Parishioner” in Black Nativity, “Country Mouse” in City MouseCountry Mouse (NC A&T); “Marian Anderson” in Black History In The News (Foxfire Production); A New World, Beautiful Colors. Film/TV: “Asaghana” in Breakthrough (R W Pro). Training: Maxann Crotts, JR Powers, Donna Bradby, G Lomo-David. Aidan Armstrong (Beggar/Edward Cratchit/Boy on the Street) Triad Stage: “Alex Lancaster” in Actions and Objectives, “Beggar/Youngest Scrooge/Ignorance in A Christmas Carol (2016), “Edward Cratchit/ Boy on the Street” in A Christmas Carol (2015), “Sonny” in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, “John Henry” in The Member of the Wedding. Regional: “Ensemble” in Beauty and the Beast, Jr.; “Ensemble” in Aladdin, Jr. Aidan is in 6th grade at Blessed Sacrament School. He loves Hamilton, all things Marvel and DC, and the color pink. Ben Baker*◊ (Bob Cratchit/Villager/Ensemble) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2015-2016), Common Enemy. Regional/Local: Time Stands Still, A Perfect Likeness (Paper Lantern Theatre); Bouncers (Hanesbrands Theatre); Rabbit Hole (Firehouse Theatre); The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged (NCSF); Macbeth (Richmond Shakespeare); Sir Peter Hall’s repertory of Measure For Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles). New York: The Possibilities; Mad Forest; As You Like It; Counting The Ways (dir. Joseph Chaikin). Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Merchant Of Venice, Sotoba Komachi, Where Ravens Rule. Film: Goodbye To All That, Death and Jane, Train Wreck. Education: MFA Acting, UNCG; BFA Acting, NYU. Brody Bett (Beggar/Tiny Tim/Ghost of Christmas Future) began acting at the age of six. He is now 7, and his roles include “Grande Duke” in Cinderella, “King of Hearts” in Alice in Wonderland, “Curley the Lost Boy” in Peter Pan, “Lullaby Couple/Monkey/Munchkin” in The Wizard of Oz, and “Baby Elephant/Old Monkey/Ensemble” in Jungle Book. Brody plays piano, organ, drums and violin, and has perfect pitch. 6

Melissa Blackwell◊ (Charity Woman/Belle/Edwina/Young Wife/ Ensemble) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2015). Ensemble Stage: The Melville Boys. Educational: Caroline, or Change; Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical; She Kills Monsters; In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play); Dani Girl: The Musical; Hairspray; Spamalot! (UNCG). Education: BFA Acting, UNCG. Micah Boan (Beggar/Youngest Scrooge/Ignorance) fell in love with being on stage when he was 8 years old. His roles include: “Charlie Bucket” in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (CTG); “Sorcerer of Silence” in Musicville, “Michael Banks” in Mary Poppins (High Point Community Theatre); ensemble in Oklahoma! (Elon University); “Noah” in Caroline, or Change (UNCG); and “Amahl” in Amahl and the Night Visitors (UNCG Opera). Micah has also worked professionally in A Christmas Carol (Triad Stage, 2015) and “Michael Banks” in Mary Poppins (North Carolina Theater, 2016, directed by Eric Woodall). Anthony Cataldo◊ (Charity Man/Young Husband/Villager/Ensemble) Triad Stage: South Pacific. Regional: “Louis” in Sunday in the Park with George in Concert, “Ensemble” in Sweeney Todd in Concert (North Carolina Summer Rep); “Gordon” in Memphis, “Pablo” in Sister Act (City Stage). Educational: “Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince” in Into the Woods; “Frank” in Melancholy Play; “Corny Collins” in Hairspray; “Stuart Gellman” in Caroline, or Change; “Victor” in Cabaret; “Sam/Homer” in Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play (UNCG). @anthonyscataldo Amy da Luz*◊ (The Beggar Woman) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2016), VROOOMMM!, Deathtrap, A Doll House, Picnic, The Little Foxes, Night of the Iguana, A Streetcar Named Desire. Regional/Local: Brutality of Fact (Cardinal Group at Urban Stages); Clybourne Park (Hangar Theatre); End Days, Time Stands Still (Paper Lantern Theatre); Reynard the Fox (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). Film/TV: Akron (directed by Brian O’Donnell); Main Street (directed by John Doyle); Lost Stallions; One Tree Hill. Education: MFA, UNCG. Amy is a playwright and visual artist based in Winston-Salem. Will De Poortere (Beggar/Child Scrooge/Peter Cratchit) Triad Stage debut. Local: “Peter” in Peter Pan, “James” in James and the Giant Peach (Greensboro Performing Arts); “Edmond” in Narnia the Musical (City Arts Drama Center). Other credits include Before They Were Legends, Cinderella, Annie, Godspell, 101 Dalmatians. Film/TV: Thunder Mission (feature), Breaking the Cycle (feature), Carolina CAT commercial,‘ Star Wars Force’ Band commercial, What the Rain Brings (student film). Education: Destination Broadway NY; Greensboro Performing Arts Musical Theater Company Apprentice. 7

Everett Graham◉ (Topper/Dick Wilkins/Villager/1st Businessman/ Ensemble) Triad Stage debut. Educational: Blue Window, Side Show, There Are Crimes and Crimes, Arms and the Man (UNCSA). Education: BFA Acting, UNCSA.

Danielle Hopkins◊ (Ghost of Christmas Past/Hortence/Charwoman/ Ensemble) spent the last two seasons as a Featured Soloist/Ensemble member of Beautiful Star at Triad Stage. Danielle is a senior BFA Acting Major with a minor in Musical Theatre at UNCG. UNCG productions include: “Caroline Thibodeaux” in Caroline, or Change; “Motormouth Maybelle” in Hairspray, “Narrator” in She Kills Monsters. Laura Bess Jernigan◊ (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2015-2016), Common Enemy. UNCG: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Iphigenia 2.0, Cabaret, In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). NYC: The Tempest (The Tempest Ladies); Henry V (Kill Mike). Regional/Local: As You Like It (Bare Theatre); Kindertransport (Big Wig Productions/Burning Coal); Fuddy Meers (Theatre In the Park). Education: MFA in Acting, UNCG; BA, Meredith College. Sage LeWinter (Beggar/Want) age eight, is thrilled to be growing up in the Triad Stage family. First grade brought her first show, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Second grade took her “Carol”ing, and now third grade=third show. Sage also performs in local theatre productions, dances, builds forts, and hosts a YouTube channel about being an activist; search for wisdom at Sage Advice for the Kid Revolution. Gabriel Kane◉ (Fred/Young Scrooge/2nd Businessman/Villager/ Ensemble) Triad Stage debut. Educational: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Right You Are “If you think you are”, Arms and the Man, Master Harold and the Boys (UNCSA). Education: BFA Acting, UNCSA.

Lulu Picart* (Mrs. Fezziwig/Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble) Triad Stage: South Pacific, A Christmas Carol (2016). Tours: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (First National, Charlotte); Listen To My Heart with David Friedman. Off-Broadway: Disenchanted! (Lortel nominee). Regional: 1776 (Edward Rutledge); Mame (Tampa Bay Theatre Award); Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); Rent, Hair, Wit, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying  (Orlando Philharmonic); Finding Nemo: the Musical. Film: Going in Style, Frozen (Blu-Ray). Comedy Warehouse alum. @lulupicart & @fylcoaching 8

Aanjalei Pickett (Beggar/Belinda Cratchit) is a charismatic, personable, energetic, loving 11-year-old. Aanji has participated in competition cheer, dance and gymnastics, which she throughly enjoys. Aanji also loves to act out roles and choreograph dance routines. She is in the 5th grade at Highland Elementary in Burlington, NC. Her favorite subject in school is science and any kind of experimenting intrigues her. She also loves to cook! Aanji loves her family and the Lord and she ministers in the church by singing in the choir and being a part of the dance team. Her two favorite actresses are China Ann McClain and Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman. David Sitler* (Ebenezer Scrooge) is thrilled to be returning to Hanesbrands Theatre again this year and joining this amazing company. He was last seen in Robert Schenkkan’s blistering Building The Wall in Austin and The Speed of Darkness in upstate NY. He has worked on Broadway (An Inspector Calls), National Tour (Frost/Nixon), Off and Off Off Broadway with many companies, and regionally from Maine to Utah in roles from Atticus to Scrooge including here at Hanesbrands Theatre in Brother Wolf.  As well as in a couple of TV shows and award winning films including the second season of Plant. More info at  Proud member of AEA. Lee Spencer* (Jacob Marley/Old Joe/Ensemble) Triad Stage: Arms and the Man, A Christmas Carol (2015-2016), Reverse Psychology, Trouble In Mind, A Doll House, Oleanna, Dracula, The Little Foxes. Paper Lantern Theatre: End Days, Time Stands Still, A Bright New Boise. Film/TV: The Peanut Butter Falcon; The Resident; Underground; Six (5 episodes); Devious Maids; Under the Dome; Halt and Catch Fire; The Originals; The Vampire Diaries; Banshee; Identity Thief; One Tree Hill; Drop Dead Diva; TURN: Washington Spies; Cold Case; Without A Trace; The Taking of Deborah Logan; Profiler; Enterprise; The Young and the Restless; Charmed; Unfabulous; The District; Matlock; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II. Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actor unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Today, Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers, dancers and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. For more information, visit


Sarah Hankins◊ (Director) Associate Artistic Director of Triad Stage. Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2016); assistant director for The 39 Steps, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Vrooommm! and A Christmas Carol (2015). Former Artistic Director of Green Theatre Collective in NYC, where she directed The Tempest, As You Like It, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Shakespeare’s Heart of Hearts. Sarah was an Associate Artist, director, and actor at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre for six seasons, playing such roles as Ophelia, Portia, and Desdemona. NYC Directing credits include A Comedy of Errors, Supernova, and Much Ado About Nothing. At UNCG: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Iphigenia 2.0; The Lover; Home Free! Training: UNCG MFA in Directing, BA Davidson College. Sarah has taught at UNCG, Greensboro College, GTCC, and The College of St. Elizabeth. Justin P. Cowan◊ (Music Director) Triad Stage: South Pacific, A Christmas Carol (2013-2017), Dirty Blonde, Pump Boys and Dinettes. NY Regional: West Side Story, The Producers, Hairspray, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun. Other Regional: Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, Avenue Q, Damn Yankees, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Theatre By The Sea/Ocean State Theatre); [Title of Show], The Fantasticks (Florida Repertory Theatre); Little Shop Of Horrors, Something’s Afoot, A Grand Night For Singing (The Schoolhouse Theatre); Caroline, or Change; Into the Woods in Concert; Hairspray; Melancholy Play; Monty Python’s Spamalot; A Year With Frog And Toad; Cabaret; Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play; Dani Girl (UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts); Church Basement Ladies, Winter Wonderettes (Prather Entertainment Group); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Das Barbecü, Songs For A New World, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theatre); Sweeney Todd in Concert, Sunday in the Park with George in Concert (NC Summer Rep). MM Conducting, DMA Conducting (May, 2018) - UNCG. John Coyne◉ (Scenic Designer) Triad Stage: And So We Walked, A Christmas Carol (2013-2016), Deathtrap, Wait Until Dark, Trouble in Mind, Other Desert Cities. Regional: Charley’s Aunt (Guthrie Theater); Macbeth (Shakespeare Theater); Rough Crossing (Old Globe Theatre); You Never Can Tell, First Lady (Yale Rep); 3 Tall Women (Center Stage); Henry IV, Pride & Prejudice, Moonlight & Magnolias, My Fair Lady, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Front Page, Of Mice and Men, The Real Thing, Tartuffe, Colossal, Les Miserables (Dallas Theater Center); Hamlet (The Public Theatre); Boston Commonwealth Shakespeare; California Shakespeare Festival; Juilliard; Bard College; Goodspeed Musicals; TheaterWorks Hartford; Barrington Stage; Sante Fe Stages. Education: Yale School of Drama. John is currently the Director of Scenic Design at UNCSA. Kelsey Hunt (Costume Designer) New York Credits: Occupied Territories (59E59); Caps for Sale (New Victory Theater). DC Area Credits: Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Ford’s Theater); Collective Rage, The Nether, Cherokee (Woolly Mammoth Theatre); Stage Kiss (Roundhouse Theater); Bad Jews, Carrie: The Musical, Edgar & Annabel, Skintight (Studio Theatre); Copenhagen, The Last Schwartz, The Sisters Rosensweig, Life Sucks, Body 10

Awareness (Theatre J); The Price (Olney Theatre Center); As You Like It, Pride & Prejudice (Chesapeake Shakespeare); Die Fledermaus (Maryland Opera Studio); Night Falls on the Blue Planet, Spark (Theater Alliance); Slow Falling Bird, In the Red and Brown Water (Georgetown University). Kelsey is a member of United Scenic Artists and coauthor of Elizabethan Costume: Design and Construction. Upcoming projects include The Winter’s Tale at Folger Theater, The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Constellation Theater, Trayf at Theater J, and Born Yesterday at Ford’s Theater. Aaron Porter (Lighting Designer) is a New York City based Lighting Designer. He is thrilled to return to Triad Stage after designing A Christmas Carol for the past 2 years. Recent design credits include: The Strangest (4th Street Theatre); One Flea Spare (Sheen Center); Songbird (59E59); Crazy for You, The Little Mermaid (Forestburgh); The Secret Garden (GREAT Theatre Co). Broadway Associate: Waitress (Brooks Atkinson and National Tour); The Price, The Cherry Orchard (American Airlines). Broadway Assisting: On the Twentieth Century (American Airlines); Constellations (Samuel Friedman Theatre); Big Fish (Neil Simon Theatre). Aaron was named the USITT 2013 Rising Star of the Year award recipient sponsored by LDI/Live Design. Gabriel Clausen◉ (Sound Designer) Triad Stage: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Don Juan, Fences, Dirty Blonde, The Member of the Wedding, The 39 Steps. Regional: Born Bad, Time Stands Still (Paper Lantern); Misalliance, Woyzcek, In the Red and Brown Water, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Godspell (Guilford College); A Raisin in the Sun, Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies (Pyramid Theatre Company); The Hound of the Baskervilles (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); Tripping Over Roots (Brown University); The Snowy Day and Other Stories (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte). He has taught at Guilford Technical Community College and Wake Forest University, and is currently Visiting Faculty at UNC School of the Arts. He is also a designer, composer, and producer based in Winston-Salem. Education: MFA, Sound Design, UNC School of the Arts. Nicholas Hussong (Projections Designer) Nicholas previously served as Artistic Associate of Design at Triad Stage. Design credits include South Pacific, Actions and Objectives, Radiunt Abundunt, Common Enemy, Underneath the Lintel, A Christmas Carol (2010-2016), The Mountaintop, The Sunset Limited, The Glass Menagerie, Providence Gap and The America Play. Off-Broadway credits: White Guy on the Bus (59E59); Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company); These Paper Bullets! Drama Desk Nomination (Atlantic Theater Company, Geffen Playhouse, Yale Rep). Other Regional credits include: Grounded (Alley Theatre), Two Trains Running (Arden Theater), The Mountaintop (Playmakers Rep), I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile, Million Dollar Quartet (Berkshires Theatre Group) as well as productions with Esperanza Spaulding, Urban Bush Women, Enchantment Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, Lantern Theatre Company, Abrons Art Center, Premieres NYC, Ars Nova, Heartbeat Opera, Cantata Profana, Nashville Symphony, Hartford Symphony, I am a Boys Choir, Summerworks Toronto, LaMaMa, Summer Shorts, Milwaukee Rep, the Goodman, National Sawdust, Rattlestick, and the 2016 and 2017 Tony Awards. Member of New Neighborhood., 11

Sara Ruth Tourek (Choreographer) has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator throughout the United States. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University, where for the past seven years she has choreographed numerous works for the dance department. Sara has also choreographed several shows at Greensboro’s Triad Stage and has been invited to present work as the featured local artist on the North Carolina Dance Festival Tour as well as the Greensboro Fringe Festival. She was the featured guest choreographer and teacher at Texas Tech and Northwest Florida State. Sara holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance/ Choreography from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Technique from Ohio University. Sara has also served as the Lead Dance Instructor at Governor’s School West for the last seven years. Robin Christian-McNair◉ (Dialect Coach) Triad Stage: Having Our Say, A Christmas Carol (2015-2016), The Mystery of Irma Vep. Robin has recently come from New York City where she was teaching at the Actors Studio MFA program at Pace University and Tepper Semester (Syracuse University) and Co-chair of Voice and Speech and Artistic Council at HB Studio. Previous teaching experiences are Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio, ACTeen, and The Hagen Core and Summer Intensive Programs in The Hagen Institute at HB Studio, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Drew University, and at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Purchase College of New York. Her degree is from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she received an MFA under the direction of William Esper. Ms. Christian McNair is Linklater Voice designated, Feldenkrais certified, and has a speech and accent certification in Louis Colaianni’s “Joy of Phonetics”. She is a member of Actors Equity, SAG and VASTA, and is a professor at UNCSA. Terence Orleans Alexander* (Stage Manager) Triad Stage: And So We Walked, Having Our Say, A Christmas Carol (2014-2016). Broadway: Mary Poppins, Wicked, Newsies. Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival (17 seasons); Washington National Opera (7 seasons); Kansas City Repertory Theatre (A Christmas Carol); Fulton Theatre; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Baltimore Opera Company; Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Education: Professional Theater Training Program (PTTP) at University of Delaware; Master of Fine Arts, Stage Management. Cindi Rush (Casting Director) New York: Silence! The Musical, My Mother’s Jewish Lesbian Wiccan Wedding (NYMF Winner 2010), Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical, Bonnie and Clyde, Rooms, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons, The Thing About Men, Urinetown, The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival. Regional: Penguin Rep, Triad Stage, Act II Playhouse, Arena Stage, Goodman, Humanafest. Film: Ghoul, The Woman (Top 9 Sundance 2011), In the Family, Offspring, Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, Headspace. Tours: “Barney”, “Curious George”, “Kidz Bop.”


Preston Lane◊ (Playwright & Triad Stage Founding Artistic Director) Preston grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina with Appalachian ancestry stretching all the way back to Tidence Lane, the first Baptist preacher in what would become Tennessee. His childhood dream was to live in a NC Piedmont city where he could hear trains and interact daily with such big city trappings as revolving doors and escalators. He frequently checked out recorded plays on albums from the old Watauga County Public Library and spent many afternoons listening to Marat/Sade, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, and A Streetcar Named Desire. His central conflict as a child was that on Saturday evenings his parents wanted to watch The Lawrence Welk Show and he wanted to watch Hee Haw. This conflict still dominates much of his work. Besides a brief fascination with being a dump truck driver, Preston never considered any other career than as a theater maker. He became aware of himself as an artist at UNCSA, developed a passion for visual storytelling at Yale School of Drama, and is deeply indebted to a long line of collaborative partners. He is also thankful for amazing teachers from Miriam Darnell, Sandra Daye, John Foster West, Yury Belov, Earle Gister, Barney Hammond, Lesley Hunt, Ming Cho Lee, Nick Martin and many many others. Preston is honored to pass on the tradition they entrusted to him to the next generation. Gerald Freedman took him under his wing and Richard Hamburger gave him his first real job and mentored him. He founded Triad Stage with Rich Whittington to explore how theater can engage with a community. He’s directed nearly 100 shows, written almost a dozen, and is an honorary citizen of Hawboro, NC. He believes that theater can make our community stronger by exploring stories that unite and challenge us. Preston is grateful to be a theater maker in North Carolina. Richard Whittington◊ (Triad Stage Founding Managing Director) has served as Managing Director of Triad Stage since its inception. Rich earned an MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama and has a BFA in Acting and Directing from Marymount Manhattan College. Rich served for nine years on the board of the NC Arts Council, where he participated as a member of the Executive Committee. He has previously served on the boards of ArtsNC and Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and has served on numerous grant panels. Rich has taught Theatre Management at Greensboro College and NC A&T University and has guest lectured at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and UNCG. A native of Dallas, Texas, Rich served as Artistic Administrator for the Dallas Theater Center and Associate Producer of Dallas’ The Big D Festival of the Unexpected. His experience also includes work at the Roundabout Theatre in New York and StageWest in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2010, Preston and Rich were honored with Downtown Greensboro, Inc.’s J. Edward Kitchen Leadership Award. In 2013, they received the Adelaide F. Holderness/H. Michael Weaver Award from UNCG for distinguished public service. Rich was a 2016 Artist in Residence at UNCG. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States ◊ Faculty member, student, or alumni of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

◉ Faculty member or student of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Director’s Note A Christmas Carol always surprises me. Even in my most jaded moments — when I think the story cannot affect me after so many productions or after reading the novella year after year — Dickens’ characters manage to steal my heart and inspire me to be more generous and forgiving. Charles Dickens developed the idea for A Christmas Carol after a night of speaking about the need for education for the poor. As he wandered through the streets of London that night, he drew inspiration from his own life and his own love of Christmas to create these iconic characters. His childhood days spent in a workhouse haunted him throughout his life and he frequently advocated for the poor and abandoned in his work. He stole hours from his other paid projects to write the story and published it at his own cost. Dickens hoped to create a piece that would inspire people to make active steps towards social change and towards assisting the poor. Preston’s adaptation continues Dickens’ legacy by using the beggar children of London as our guides on Scrooge’s journey. The voices of the ignored and forgotten permeate the story and usher Scrooge on his way to reclamation. Preston’s ghosts not only teach Scrooge the joy of Christmas, but also reveal the dark cruelty of the world. But, thankfully, Scrooge has the chance to become a more generous person and to open his “shut-up heart,” as his nephew Fred would say. Perhaps we all have the chance to wake up one day — which could be tomorrow — and be more generous of spirit and active in the pursuit of justice for all. In our uncertain times, which seem full of cruelty, greed, and division, Scrooge’s journey can be a reminder to us of the strength in a daily recommitment to forgiveness, generosity, and respect for others. Before I joined Triad Stage as Associate Artistic Director, I was fortunate to have Preston Lane and Bryan Conger as mentors during my graduate study at UNCG. They challenged me and encouraged me to dig into research, to risk failure, and to advocate for my values and beliefs. When Bryan asked me to assist him on A Christmas Carol in 2015, I was thrilled to be working with such a smart, precise, and fun director. I am deeply honored to remount this production for the second year and to be collaborating with such incredible artists. This production has reminded me of the capacity for joy, generosity, and change in all of us. With thanks,


Charles Dickens A Literary Giant

Charles Dickens’ rags-to-riches life encapsulated the best and worst Victorian London had to offer. He was born in 1812 to John and Elizabeth Dickens in Portsmouth, England, but they later moved to London. The family of ten was of humble means, and this was made worse by John Dickens’ poor management of the family’s money. In fact, when Dickens was just twelve years old his father was imprisoned for bad debts. Young Dickens was then sent to work in a shoe factory instead of attending school, an experience that informed his social criticisms in books such as Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens worked in Warren’s Blacking Factory alongside other children pasting labels on bottles of shoe dye. He became intimately aware of the long hours and horrible working conditions of child labor. Dickens later recounted feeling neglect, shame, and hopelessness during that time of his life. His works often deal with children trapped or lost in the urban world of industrialized London. Reading was a necessary escape during that time in his childhood, and Dickens tore through the pages of books such as Robinson Crusoe and The Arabian Nights. These books kept his imagination alive and laid the foundation for his own literary genius. Natural literary talent eventually allowed Dickens to rise out of the workhouses and become a writer, but not before working in a number of other fields. He first worked as a journalist at The Morning Chronicle and The Mirror of Parliament, creating connections that helped him break into publishing. He also pursued jobs as a court stenographer and a sketch artist, publishing the successful Sketches by Boz (1836). His second publication of sketches, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (1836-1837), launched Dickens to fame and led to the start of a busy literary career. He often wrote multiple novels at once and worked right up to his deadlines. Dickens’ personal relationships were not as successful as his literary career. His 1836 wedding to Catherine Hogarth marked the beginning of a long and unhappy marriage, complicated by his close relationships to Mary and Georgina Hogarth, two of Catherine’s sisters. But Dickens’ illustrious writing career allowed him to live abroad in Italy and Switzerland for periods of time. He even embarked on an 1842 reading tour of America that was met with hoards of fans. In 1856, Dickens finally bought a long-desired country home in Gadshill, where he lived until his death in 1870.


The Other Father Christmas Christmas as we currently know it began in London during the Victorian Era. The holiday was not a big celebration before the nineteenth century, but was widely celebrated with many enduring traditions by the end of the century. Dickens’ encapsulation of new Christmas traditions in A Christmas Carol played a huge role in reviving the holiday. He helped reframe Christmas as a time of tradition and celebration. “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”— A Christmas Dinner, Charles Dickens

The Christmas Tree The marriage of German-born Prince Albert to Queen Victoria introduced many traditional German Christmas practices to England. One of these traditions included having a Christmas tree to place presents under — a practice made popular in England after a picture of the royal family around their own tree ran in the Illustrated London News in 1848. The illustration caught on in America, too. Godey’s Lady Book, a popular periodical in America during that time, ran a copy of the illustration with a simple caption: “The Christmas Tree.” The picture was spread by other publications and the Christmas tree became a fixture in American tradition. President Franklin Pierce soon erected the first Christmas tree in the White House, and Christmas became a federal holiday in 1870.

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Top: First Christmas Card; Bottom: Wassail

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Season’s Greetings In 1843, Henry Cole commissioned the creation of one of the first Christmas cards, a convention that soon replaced the more intensive tradition of writing letters to friends and family with season’s greetings. The cards cost one shilling each, which was prohibitive for most people, and raised eyebrows for featuring a child drinking from a wineglass. But the distribution of Christmas cards caught on and became widespread in the 1860s after the invention of a cheaper color printing method.

Holiday Gifts The giving of holiday gifts traditionally happened on New Year’s, but the Victorians moved this tradition to the increasingly important Christmas. They gave small gifts at first, such as sweets or homemade trinkets that could hang on the tree. Presents moved under the tree as they became larger and more central to the holiday. Tom Smith’s creation of the Christmas cracker in 1848 introduced another enduring tradition. The small packages snapped when pulled by their ends to reveal sweets and small presents.

Wassail The Christmas tradition of wassailing involves the drinking of warm spiced cider or ale, a tradition that began in the villages of Southern England as a ritual to promote good apple tree harvests. 17

Triad Stage began as a dream... Co-founders Preston Lane and Richard Whittington forged their artistic partnership as graduate students at the Yale School of Drama. After managing a theater in Connecticut for two years, they undertook the three-year task of opening their own theater in the heart of historic Greensboro. In September 1999, Triad Stage purchased the former Montgomery Ward building, which had been built in 1936 and sat vacant for almost 40 years. Renovations transformed the five-story building into a world-class theater center now called The Pyrle Theater, complete with a 300-seat theater and thrust stage, rehearsal hall, offices, two spacious lobbies and other audience amenities. Photo courtesy of Greensboro Historical Museum

The Grand Opening took place in January 2002 with Tennessee Williams’ modern classic Suddenly Last Summer.

In 2008, Triad Stage finished a second round of renovations to The Pyrle. A scene shop annex was added in the basement. The top floor underwent major construction to create the 90-seat UpStage Cabaret performance space, the Sloan Rehearsal Hall, and the studio and office facilities of WUNC Public Radio’s new Greensboro Bureau. In 2011, Triad Stage purchased a 30,000 square foot building near the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to serve as the theater’s new production facility, relocating its scene, costume and properties shops as well as its warehouse. In 2013, with significant support from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Triad Stage announced a major expansion of programming to be produced at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem.

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Now in its 16th season, Triad Stage has over 3,000 Season Passholders and more than 700 annual donors. The company has received accolades on national, state and local levels, including being named “One of the 10 Most Promising Emerging Theatre Companies” by the American Theatre Wing and “One of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by the Drama League of New York. Triad Stage has been voted the Triad’s “Best Live Theater” by the readers of the News & Record’s GoTriad ten years in a row and named “Professional Theatre of the Year” by the North Carolina Theatre Conference in 2003 and 2011. Its production of Tobacco Road was listed among the “Best of 2007” by The Wall Street Journal, its production of The Glass Menagerie was named “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” by Triangle Arts & Entertainment, and 2012’s production of Reynolds Price’s New Music trilogy was named among the “Best Productions” of the year in Triangle Theatre by Independent Weekly. 18


Triad Stage is guided by core values that inspire all aspects of our operations. These core values are a daily reminder to our entire company of why and how we produce theater for our community.


We strive for bold, daring excellence in all of our endeavors as we seek to create professional theater with regional and national impact.


Striving to constantly challenge ourselves, we reserve the right to take artistic risks and make mistakes.


Triad Stage delights in the imaginative process. We uphold freedom of expression as indispensable to the power of imagination.


As individuals are united in their shared experience of the theatrical event, strangers become friends, common ground is discovered, and dialogue begins. In imagining the lives of others, our capacity for empathy is strengthened.


Theater is a valuable part of a lifetime of learning. Our work and the dialogue it creates should spark curiosity and inspire creative ways of thinking for our artists, staff and audience.


Our community’s varied diversity must not only reflect itself in Triad Stage’s casting and staffing, but also in the selection of the stories we choose to tell.


We celebrate and encourage an artistic process rooted in collaboration. We seek to mirror this process in all aspects of our operations and actively seek partnerships with other organizations to benefit the well-being of our communities.


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By placing the best of Southern writing in juxtaposition with classic and contemporary world drama, we foster a unique Southern voice, allowing our audience the pride of saying, “This theater is ours.”


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Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the building.

Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager.

Personal electronic devices, including cellular phones, must be turned off prior to the performance.

Listening assistance devices are available at the Box Office.

Photographing or sound recording of the performance is expressly prohibited by law. So, no cameras or recorders, please. Your cooperation is appreciated.

For the enjoyment of all audience members, every attendee must have a ticket and sit in his or her own seat (no “babes in arms” or children in laps).

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Officers Dabney Sanders, Chair Chris Hobson, Chair Elect Leigh Ann Klee, Treasurer Kate Barrett, Secretary Mindy Oakley, Immediate Past Chair Linda Sloan, Founding Chair Frankie Jones, Jr., At-Large Erica Parker, At-Large Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director Richard Whittington, Founding Managing Director

Artistic Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director Sarah Hankins, Associate Artistic Director Lauren Smith, Learning Director Kamilah Bush, Artistic Apprentice Administration Richard Whittington, Founding Managing Director Jason Bogden, General Manager Ramon Perez, Company Manager Bobby Pittman, Facilities/Rentals Coordinator Justin Nichols, Development Manager Tiffany Albright, Marketing Manager Stacy Calfo, Graphic Designer Kathryn Knoerl, Administrative Apprentice

Members at Large Vanessa Carroll, Karen Dyer, Deborah Hayes, Tomasita Jacubowitz, George Johnson, Leslie Marus, Cathleen McKinney, John Poole, Margaret Penn, Justin Outling, Cissy Parham, Nancy Peterson, Todd Rangel, Paul Russ, Adrian Smith, Kathleen Smith, Tom Styers, Steve Sumerford, Lydia Vaughan

Audience Services Sherry Barr, Director of Audience Services Olivia Langford, Box Office Manager Martha Latta, Mary Reading, Box Office Managers on Duty Josh Kellum, Box Office & Lobby Bar Associate Hailee Mason, Clarice Weiseman, Box Office Associates

Winston-Salem Advisory Council Lydia Vaughan, Chair Mary Walker Fry, Drew Hancock, Joia Johnson, Susan Little, Cathleen McKinney, Angie Murphrey, Tog Newman, Randi Palmer, Gordon Peterson, Nancy Peterson, Milton Rhodes, Keith Vaughan, Sue Wall

Production Lara Maerz, Production Manager Tannis Boyajian, Technical Director Donald Quilinquin, Master Carpenter Eric Hart, Props Master Jennifer Speciale Stanley, Costume Shop Manager Erin Barnett, Assistant Costume Shop Manager Troy Morelli, Master Electrician Derek Graham, Sound Supervisor Jessica Holcombe, Scenic Charge Hannah Mans, Production Management Apprentice Alex Boyt, Stage Management Apprentice Eva Trunzo, Carpentry Apprentice Shay Hopkins-Paine, Props Apprentice Jennifer Stadelman, Lighting Apprentice Sara Beth Watkins, Costume Apprentice/Wardrobe Supervisor Megan Banfield, Sound Apprentice

Greensboro Advisory Council Judy Wicker, Chair Hayes Clement, Ralph Davison, Sandra Hughes, Lesley Hunt, Ron Johnson, Ancella Livers, Dennis Quaintance, Sylvia Samet, Joy Shavitz, Tom Sloan, Harrison Turner, Alan Tutterow

FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL Jennifer Jellicorse, Assistant Director Austin Edwards, Colin Nelson, Assistant Stage Managers Liz Stewart, Associate Lighting Designer Brian Coleman, Technical Supervisor Jennifer Stadelman, Master Electrician Sydney Debriel, Costume Coordinator Tatyana Philbert-Hilsman, Wardrobe Supervisor Keri Dumka, Props Supervisor


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A Christmas Carol  

By Charles Dickens, adapted by Preston Lane. Originally directed by Bryan Conger. Directed by Sarah Hankins. November 24 - December 24, 2017...

A Christmas Carol  

By Charles Dickens, adapted by Preston Lane. Originally directed by Bryan Conger. Directed by Sarah Hankins. November 24 - December 24, 2017...