Bluefield University in the News


by | Dec 1, 2011

Bluefield College's Youth Theatre will present Charles Dickens' beloved Christmas classic, "A Christmas Carol," Tuesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. each night in Harman Chapel.

Admission for the performances will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. In addition to the two public performances, BC Youth Theatre will present two morning matinees, Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 14, open only to local secondary school students. For more information regarding the matinees, please contact the BC Office of Public Relations by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 276-326-4212.

Comprised primarily with children and teens from the community, Bluefield College’s Youth Theatre features a cast of young actors and actresses, ages 10 to 18, who take part in fun and educational drama instruction in the college’s Fine Arts Community School.

Eighteen area kids make up the cast of this winter’s “A Christmas Carol,” including Levi Hopler who plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, the cold-hearted, tight-fisted businessman who despises Christmas and all things that give people happiness — that is until he is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come who show him the error of his ways.

Changed by his visit with the ghosts, Scrooge renounces his insensitive, materialistic ways and pledges to honor Christmas by lavishing the poor with gifts and his fellow human beings with kindness, generosity, and warmth.

Other BC Youth Theatre cast members include Andrew Brown as Bob Cratchit, Jacob Stowers as Jacob Marley, Laurel Romano as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Alexandra Stout as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Ben Shumate as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, and Ethan Stout as Tiny Tim.

Additional youth playing roles in BC’s “A Christmas Carol” include Milan Brewster, Molly Callo, Elizabeth Carpenter, Sam Corker, Brian Fisher, Claire Fisher, Katherine Perdue, Katey Priest, Sarah Shelton, Eric Workman, and Katherine Yates.

The production was adapted and directed by Bluefield College Theatre director Charles Reese with set and light design by BC Theatre professor Rebecca McCoy-Reese, who both created Bluefield Youth Theatre in 2008 as a means to provide performance training opportunities for area children and youth. “A Christmas Carol” is the group’s ninth performance since 2008.

For more information regarding “A Christmas Carol,” Bluefield Youth Theatre, or the BC Fine Arts Community School, contact the Reeses by phone at 276-326-4244 or 276-326-4213, or by email at [email protected]

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