Performance will take new approach on a classic holiday tale

promo image - A Christmas Carol, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

Hesston College Performing Arts will ring in the holiday season with a performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Saturday, December 2. The one act production gives a fresh, new perspective to the well-known story. The performance will be held in the Hesston Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

“A Christmas Carol” has been one of the world’s most beloved holiday stories for over one hundred years. This new adaptation by Jerome McDonough combines Charles Dickens’ words with open staging, a fresh exciting script and beautiful music by the Bel Canto Singers and the Global Voices choir. Cast members will form a living cyclorama, panoramic view, before which all scenes are acted.

“Hesston College is thrilled to bring this classic Yuletide tale to the community and hopes everyone is inspired by the show’s message of charity and gratitude for the people around us,” said director Celaine Worden.

The talented cast consists of students Josh Fleming, Christian Ryan, Caroline Miller, Hadassa Friesen, Desirae Rodriguez, Alyssa Coonce, Joy Jones and Lily Corkill; faculty and staff Jose Gloria and Tim Shuart; and community members Micah Adrian, Hannah Adrian, Rebecca Shuart, Elijah Adrian and Howard Keim. The light and sound operator is student Sam Setiawan.

Refreshments will be served after the performance by the Hesston College Theatre Guild, and there will be a special photo opportunity with Scrooge and Tiny Tim.