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A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

Join us as Raconteur Radio performs A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  This staged radio play tells the tale of a misanthropic pinchpenny named Ebenezer Scrooge and his idealogical, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Register here or call the library at 973-584-2400.

The production includes period costumes, Victorian carols, theatrical lighting, period lighting, sound effects, Golden Age radio equipment, and vintage commercials.   A radio play or audio narrative, what some call an "ear movie," is a story told through dialogue, sound effects, and music.  Raconteur Radio adds costumes, colored spots, a fatboy Elvis mic, and, sometimes, a fog machine and/or strobe light.

The case will feature Shawna Lagan, Carlyle Owens, and Michael Jarmus (as everyone's favorite crank).  With Alex Dawson.

Raconteur Radio, based in Metuchen, creates the feel of a 1930s radio play with their shows. This free program, geared for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and older, is sponsored by the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library.

"Raconteur Radio puts on expertly crafted, impressively intricate, often hilarious shows that meet the audience at every level of engagement. Just want to have a casual good time? The shows are incredibly accessible and fun. A fan of classic films? Live performance? RR is an homage to the joy, excitement, and discourse that made you fall in love with the art of film and theater. You also get the distinct feeling that you’re witnessing something unique, something that cannot be imitated or bottled. It's in a class of its own. I couldn't ask for more."   ~  Will Rogers, Writer and Co-Host of the popular online radio show, Will & Bobby Know Everything (WBKE)

Raconteur Radio has been called "family friendly guerrilla theater" by the New York Times, one of "the 7 best things to do in NJ" by the Newark Star-Ledger, "innovative and entertaining," by the Home News Tribune, and "a radio show on steroids," by the Courier News. As well as "epic!" by Lev Grossman (of Time Magazine), "amazing!" by Kyle Hartzell (of NPR), "dazzling!" by Megan Ryan (of wNYC), "spellbinding!" by Tom Lynch (of Theatre World), "awesome!" by Stephen Segal (of Weird Magazine & Geek Wisdom), "thrilling!" by Barry Monush (of The Museum of Television & Radio), and "outstanding!" by Lee Pfeiffer (of Cinema Retro Magazine). For more info, visit

Registration is requested.  You may also register by calling (973) 584-2400.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-23-2019 1:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Roxbury Public Library

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