Yuletide Spoof Inspecting Carol From Bloomington Civic Theatre
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The last date listed for Inspecting Carol was Thursday December 15, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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A funny take on "A Christmas Carol"...reminds me a little of my own odd and blended family. The first half of the play is loud and aggitated with the second half being very humorous. We had a great evening! thanks for all the entertainment.
As a small Midwestern theater company prepares for their annual cash-cow production of A Christmas Carol, things are looking as bleak as Dickens’ London. The four-day rehearsal schedule is looking woefully inadequate, and company accountant Kevin Emery has just informed director Zorah Bloch that low ticket sales threaten bankruptcy. And even worse, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is considering pulling its $30,000 grant due to “significant artistic deficit,” and will send a representative to investigate.
Enter Wayne Wellacre, a man who has decided to “follow his bliss” and pursue a stage career despite his apparent lack of any acting talent. In fact, he is so bad that Zorah figures he must be the NEA investigator, and Wayne finds himself welcomed into a production as lame as Tiny Tim himself.
The cast contains some clever characters, including a socially-conscious Scrooge whose impromptu script changes have included reading his entire role in Spanish to protest U.S. policy in Central America, and a short-tempered Cratchitt who is less than excited about the idea of carrying around a 13-year old Tiny Tim. Add to this a sarcastic stage manager and the experience promises to be memorable.
Written by Daniel J. Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre