“A Christmas Carol” Returns to Watermark Theatre
Watermark Theatre will remount last year’s hit production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in an adaptation by Danielle Pearson from December 14th to 18th, 2022. Wednesday to Saturday night at 7:30PM, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM. Starring Cameron MacDuffee and Leah Pritchard. Directed by Rebecca Parent. Following the performances at Watermark the production will tour to The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre in Summerside for two performances on December 20th and 21st.
It’s Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless moneylender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it. But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late? Two actors introduce us to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters as you have never seen them before in a festive retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.
“…a sweet seasonal treat full of fun and feeling.” – The Buzz
Danielle Pearson ‘s recent play QUEEN MAB won the Off West End OFFCOM Short Run Commendation at the 2021 Iris Theatre Festival, and in 2017 she won the EU Collective Plays! Competition. She is associate artist at the Watermill Theatre, where her upcoming play CAMP ALBION will be staged in 2022. She is currently under commission to Salisbury Playhouse, is developing an original TV series with New Forest Film, and an audio drama with Engineer Collective.
Originally from Charlottetown, Rebecca Parent has 20 years of professional theatre experience. She has been seen on stages across the country as an actor, singer, and arts activist. Selected theatre credits include six seasons at Watermark Theatre; Anne Shirley, Anne & Gilbert (Guild); Alma in What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and Nora Barnacle in Unconscious at the Sistine Chapel (2b theatre). Directing credits include Tuesdays & Sundays, Johnny & June, Final Wave (Kitbag Theatre), The Hobbit (Montgomery Theatre).
For over 25 years Cameron MacDuffee has worked as a professional actor, musician, playwright, producer and instructor across Canada and the United States. He has performed in most of the major regional theatres in Canada in over 70 professional productions, including four seasons at the Shaw Festival and seven seasons at the
Charlottetown Festival (Kronborg, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Road with Dutch Mason, Anne of Green Gables, Dear Johnny Deere, Evangeline, Ring of Fire).
Leah Pritchard is an East Coast artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has worked as a professional actor and singer across Newfoundland (TNL, Gros Morne Theatre Festival), Nova Scotia (Neptune, Xara Choral Theatre, Villain’s Theatre), Prince Edward Island (Watermark Theatre), and Ontario (Tangled Art and Disability) since gaining her BFA from Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Proudly supported by the TIAPEI Reanimate our Island Fund.
Holiday Prices at $22 for adults and $12 for students.
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Located in North Rustico, PEI, on land that is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, the Watermark Theatre is a professional theatre company that produces time-honoured plays, as well as contemporary plays that resonate with our times.
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