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REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney Theatre Center
DC METRO THEATER ARTS • December 9, 2013 • BY Amanda Gunther
Gather round the Christmas fire to hear a tale of old; a classic Christmas story in its truest and purest form as Paul Morella returns to the Olney Theatre Center to presents A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. In this stunning solo performance Morella captivates and enchants the audience with a truly riveting rendition of the Charles Dickens’ holiday story. Fast becoming a holiday tradition, it reinvents the tale as Dickens’ intended, haunting yet touching; memorable and laid heavy with the heartstrings of humanity woven through every moment. A Christmas phenomenon – Morella animates Ebenezer Scrooge and some two dozen other characters with a passionate approach that will settle in your heart like a warm Christmas wish on a cold winter’s night.
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THE GEORGETOWNER • December 5, 2013 • BY Gary Tischler
Also opening on the 29th is Paul Morella’s one man production of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas at Olney Theater. I saw this last year but didn’t get a chance to review it – the first thing I ever blamed on That Darned Baby, whose surprise arrival cut into my writing time. So I’ll tell you here: it’s well worth the sometimes infinite-seeming drive to Olney. Morella manages to control the stage – such as it is in the black box that is the theater lab at Olney – and makes you and your 149 seat mates feel like you’re just a half-dozen folks sitting on the floor, listening to the tale of Scrooge’s last chance to reform.
Olney Theatre Center is a proud partner of Barrie School.
Olney Theatre Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All programs are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.