The Shedd Institute is extremely pleased to host a special one-night-only Eugene performance of the Pleasant Hill Community Theatre’s 2008 radio show-style production of “A Christmas Carol” at the Jaqua Concert Hall. The word has been out for some time that this fabulous annual project--created and directed by Fred Crafts and realized by his hand-picked troupe of talented, fun-loving players--is “worth the detour” out to Pleasant Hill, as Guide Michelin would put it. But that’s tough for anyone caught up in busy holiday schedules in and around town to pull off. So we were delighted at the chance to bring this fine bit of unique holiday stagecraft to downtown Eugene so everyone can enjoy it.
This is Pleasant Hill Community Theatre's 3rd Christmas Carol under Fred Crafts' direction, who comes up with a fresh interpretation each year. The material remains true to Charles Dickens' intent, but Fred's deliciously sly sense of humor comes through when one least expect it. This is a "traditional" year for the show: a close interpretation of Dickens' classic tale sure to appeal to the purist, but still delectable to the connoisseur of Crafts' wit.
Frank Muhr plays Scrooge, with Caitlin Baxter, Jim Bradford, Fred Crafts, Marie Crooks, Matt Hoffman, Bob Loudon, Mike Moskovitz, Claude Offenbacher, Stan Politi, Tia Politi, Royce Saltzman, Karen Scheeland, Kim Ward, and Roger Ward.