When the directors at Reitz Theater in DuBois were challenged to do a live radio play, they thought Christmas would be the perfect time.
“It’s actually a reenactment of a 1939 version of a Christmas Carol that was actually performed by Orson Welles,” director Jonathan Heid said.
Actors on stage show the audience what it was like behind the scenes during the golden age of radio– which even includes live sound effects.
Since Scrooge’s tale was too short for a full-length play, director Andy Benson wrote short children’s sketches to go along with it.
“It gave the kids an opportunity to get involved and do some humorous things and also some touching holiday-themed things,” Benson said.
The whole performance touches on the meaning of Christmas by taking the audience back in time.
“We hope that just the nostalgia factor will make for a good time for people of all ages,” Heid said. “We’re just hoping people come in and get a nice warm feeling of Christmas.”
The show times and dates are as follows:
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday December, 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, at Reitz Theater’s box office, Ace Hardware in DuBois, or online here.