Happy holidays to the Geva family! It's been a little while since I've shared my experiences of the sounds that float out of the rehearsal hall and into the reception area with you all. As you can imagine, having Lester Purry, the single actor in Thurgood, rehearsing up here was a decidedly calmer and quieter … Continue reading Overheard from the Front Desk: A Christmas Carol
This week, I set out to find out how our production departments handle remounting Geva's production of A Christmas Carol - currently in its 8th year! - each season. I was excited to learn about the intricate note-taking and organizational systems that get everything and everyone in the right place at the right time and curious about … Continue reading Fresh Faces in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Did Charles Dickens invent Christmas Dinner? According to a Guardian article by Pen Vogler, who is also the author of Dinner with Dickens, not only did Dickens' A Christmas Carol popularize the Christmas Feast, but his writing also addressed an inequality in the distribution of good food. "Dickens’s most abiding influence is his conviction that everybody has the right … Continue reading Dickens’ Crusade for Christmas Dinner
If you're like me, the lack of snow on the ground and this week's warm temperatures haven't quite put you in the holiday spirit. To counteract Mother Nature's refusal to provide us with the appropriate weather, I'm spending my time today thinking about Geva's production of A Christmas Carol. (I know, I know, I'm tempting … Continue reading Bah, Humbug!