Ebenezer Scrooge and his life-changing tale of being visited by ghosts who remind him of the past, give him insight into the present and a glimpse into the future appears on stage this week at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse.|
Dakota State University is presenting "A Christmas Carol" with a cast that features a combination of community youth, college students, and community members. The play featuring a 50-member cast is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel, which was written by Larid Williamson and Dennis Powers.
Opening night is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Additional productions are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for youth ages 12 and younger; and $8 per person for groups of 10 or more. The 120 minute production will have no intermission. Concessions will be available before and after the show. Ticket reservations can be made by calling the DPP at 256-5666.
Bryan Bush plays the penny-pinching Scrooge who employs Bob Cratchit (Jared Jankord), a father of seven children. His life-changing tale is aided by spiritual visits from his former partner Jacob Marley (Zach Kantack); the ghost of Christmas Past (Ethan Shafer), who visits with his wife (Olivia Schuurmans) and children (Isaac Meyer and Madeline Eich); the ghost of Christmas Present (Keith Bundy); and the ghost of Christmas Future (Logan Viet).
The balance of the cast includes: Oliver Jankord, Jared Mills, Ian Nelson, Adam Kleinsasser, Greg Roling, Ailin Montgomery, Raquel Meyer, Donna Rice, Matt Bailey, Kaden Krusemark, Piper Davies, Mason Helphrey, Breanne Butters, Kaig Havrevold, Chelsea Aman, Katie Bergheim, Lily Sunde, Henry Meyer, Michaelyn Larson, Adelia Meyer, Lily Wolff, Kali Bounds, Autumn Larson, Amanda Welbig, Sadie Kooiker, Maddie Pauli, Jack Jankord, Hanna Meyer, Daniel Bounds, Maddie Koep, Samuel Fast, Tawny Jones, Loren Larson, Hadassah Meyer, Rayann Larson, Riley Rasmussen, Ellie Anne Jankord, Nick Kappenman, Danielle Sumner, Jessica Simcox and Garrett Jankord.