Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Christmas Carol

This year's winter play at the Mater's Academy is A Christmas Carol. Many have been awarded with a role and those in the cast have been rehearsing for weeks. They have been preparing to "wow" the crowd and advancing rapidly through the script.

A Christmas Carol is a story of a man, Scrooge, who has saved all his money and has become selfish because his father had been arrested due to not paying taxes. He has lost his family, his love, and his heart due to trying to avoid the poor and keeping to himself. On Christmas Eve he is visited by Marley's ghost; Marley had been his business partner years before. Marley prepares him to be visited by three ghosts. Throughout the night each ghost warns him to change his ways, the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future. By the end of the story, Scrooge transforms into a new man.

Performing this play will not be easy in December. Each actor must dig down deep to find emotions to push into their character. The guy who is Scrooge must find it in himself to be cold, the Ghosts must find a way to be enlightening, Mr. Fezziweg must pull out all joy within him to throw a ball! All of the actors must pull from their hearts and emotions to have energy and entertain the audience. Performing this play will not be easy, but it will be entertaining.

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