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WORLD PREMIERE

Mr. Dickens and His Carol

November 25 – December 23, 2022

Bagley Wright Theater

World Premiere Commission

Charles Dickens should be looking forward to Christmas. When his latest book is a flop, putting both his popularity and finances in peril, his publishers give an ultimatum: write a Christmas book within a month or lose everything. Adapted for the stage from Samantha Silva’s critically acclaimed novel, this tale set in the heart of Victorian England weaves a fictional take on Dickens’ past, present, and future into a comedic and poignant new holiday classic. 

 

A charming, comic, and ultimately poignant story about the creation of the most famous Christmas tale ever written.

Anthony Doerr, #1 NYT bestselling author

Graced by the ghostly presence of Mr. Dickens himself…Promise[s] to put you in the holiday spirit.

USA Today

Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Preview Performances Nov. 25 - Nov. 29
Mask-Required Performances Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Opening Night Nov. 30
Audio Description Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.
Student Matinee Dec. 8 at 10:30 a.m.
Open Captioning Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Teen Night Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Sensory Friendly Performance Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
Post-Play Talks Dec. 15, Dec. 16
ASL Interpretation Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.
InterAct Soirée Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Victorian Cosplay Night Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Samantha Silva Book Signing Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

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    Meet the Cast: Quick Q&A

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    Behind the Scenes: Rehearsal

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    Behind the Scenes: Costumes

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    Behind the Scenes: Scenic Build

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Engage with the Play

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    Event: Winter Book Drive

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    Show Program

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Meet the Artists

Creative

Samantha Silva

Playwright

Braden Abraham

Director & Developer

Scott Bradley

Scenic Designer

Catherine Meacham Hunt

Costume Designer

Marcus Doshi

Lighting Designer

Bray Poor

Sound Designer & Original Music

Alice Gosti

Movement Director

Cathan Bordyn

Fight Choreographer

Steven Tran

Vocal Arranger & Music Coach

Judith Shahn

Dialect Coach

Paul Adolphsen

Dramaturg

Amy Jurkiewicz

Youth Guardian

Ruth Eitemiller

Stage Manager

Jessica C. Bomball

Assistant Stage Manager

Elizabeth Stasio

Assistant Stage Manager

Lucas Esperanza

Directing Apprentice

Max Zamorano

Stage Management Apprentice

Cast

Ryan Vincent Anderson

John Forster/Ensemble

Enrique Bravo

u/s Charles / Forster / Hall / Ensemble

Julie Briskman

Doreen / Maria Beadnell / Ensemble

Cheyenne Casebier

Eleanor Lovejoy / Ensemble

Miguel Castellano

Lead Fagin's Boy / Ensemble

Sunam Ellis

Catherine Dickens / Ensemble

Basil Harris

Topping / Mr. Bumble / Desk Clerk / Ensemble

Jenny Vaughn Hall

u/s Catherine / Eleanor / Doreen / Maria / Ensemble

Isaiah Hyde

u/s Walter / Frank / Timothy / Lead Fagin's Boy / Ensemble

Terin Cho Jesty

Mamie Dickens / Ensemble

Galen Joseph Osier

u/s John Dickens / Topping / Chapman / Ensemble

Izzy Richter

Frank Dickens / Timothy / Ensemble

Mikayla Sanchez

Katey Dickens / Ensemble

MJ Sieber

Chapman / Macready / Thackeray / Ensemble

Brandon J. Simmons

Hall / Ensemble

Adam Standley

Charles Dickens

Annika Wanagel-Rojas

u/s Katey / Mamie / Ensemble

Jonas Winburn

Walter Dickens / Second Fagin's Boy / Ensemble

R. Hamilton Wright

John Dickens / Ensemble

Additional Staff

Kaytlin McIntyre & Shawna Grajek

Seattle Casting

JZ Casting (Geoff Josselson, CSA & Katja Zarolinski, CSA)

Additional Casting

Anna Klein

Substitute Youth Guardian

Adam Michard

Scenic Draftsperson

Anna Ladokhin

Dramaturgical Research Assistant

Mark Krida

Assistant Sound Designer

Master Payne

Magic Consultant

Nash Fung

Magic Consultant

Amara Madeo

Crafts

Kim Dancy

Draper

Kirsten Hager

Draper

Kelly Caffey

First Hand

Rachael Smith-Ferri

Stitcher

Maia Durfee

Stitcher

Isabella Harris

Design Associate

Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey

Wardrobe

Shelby Rogers

Wig Builder

KD Schill

Wigs

Fiona Kraus

Wigs

Special Thanks

Village Theatre, University of Washington Costume Department, Eclipse Hats, Joel Herrera, Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts