Inspired by the Berko Speakeasy, this week we present a festive tale by Canadian novelist Robertson Davies, from his slim volume High Spirits: A Collection of Ghost Stories. Abridged and read by Austin Tichenor. Featuring: ghostly visitations; poor relations; spectral elitism; Norwegian sneering; drafty accommodations; phantom arthritis; and something called…a rumpus room. (Length 24:34)
Want to experience all the joy and wonder of Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic but only have about ten minutes? You’re in luck!
A Little Dickens: The Complete Christmas Carol (abridged) (complete with 46 second encore) is an audio production written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, first heard on Public Radio International in 1995, and produced by Connie Blaszczyk, Peter John Marquez, and the Reduced Shakespeare Company.
Free for the whole family!! Or just for you alone!! Just click the Play Triangle below.
From all of us to all of you…Happy Merry Chrismakwanukahhanzukah! (song not included)
Matthew Croke as
Ghost of Christmas Specials Past
Ghost of Christmas Future Conditional
Reed Martin as
Bleeding Heart Do-Gooder
Ghost of Christmas Presents
Austin Tichenor as
(Pictured up top: Reed Martin as Ebenezer Scrooge in All The Great Books (abridged). Below: Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor, Matt Rippy, Dustin Sullivan, Mick Orfe, and Michael Faulkner from the Reduced Shakespeare Company production of The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Photos by Julie McClelland and Meghan Moore)