James Carpenter Will Play Scrooge in A.C.T.'s A Christmas Carol
American Conservatory Theatre will present Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a holiday tradition, November 30-December 24 at Geary Theater. Domenique Lozano will direct, with musical direction by Robert Rutt.
A Christmas Carol is a music-infused, family friendly production that features a multigenerational cast lead by James Carpenter as Scrooge and featuring Bay Area favorite Ken Ruta as the Ghost of Jacob Marley.
The cast will also feature Nick Pelczar (Bob Cratchit), Delia MacDougall (Anne Cratchit), Jarion Monroe (Mr. Fezziwig), Sharon Lockwood (Mrs. Fezziwig), Omozé Idehenre (Ghost of Christmas Present), Cindy Goldfield, Howard Swain, Arwen Anderson, Stephanie DeMott, Rebekah Brockman, Raymond Castelán, Allegra Rose Edwards, Nick Steen, Tyee J. Tilghman, and Titus Tompkins.
The cast's 27 aactors from the A.C.T. Young Conservatory are Graham Bennett, Frank Demma, Ian DeVaynes, Chloe Durham, Jack Estes, Dashiell Ferrero, Elke Janssen, Leo Jergovic, Louis Kehoe, Sydney Kistler, Shalan Lee, Madelyn Levine, Elsie Lipson, Katerine Liviakis, Sarah Magen, Timothy Marston, Rachel Metzger, Kai Nau, Evelyn Ongpin, Gavin Pola, Kennedy Roberts, Lindsay Sohn, Carmen Steele, Sasha Steiner, Emma Sutherland, Samuel Sutton, and Seth Weinfield.
The creative team will include John Arnone (set design), Beaver Bauer (costume design), Karl Lundeberg (original music), Val Caniparoli (choreography), Nancy Schertler (lighting design), and Jake Rodriguez (sound design).