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Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ is tonight

North Shore Theatre Group, an Oyster Bay, Long Island-based community theatre group, will present Greg Oliver Bodine ’89 in a one-act, one-hour adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Hirshson Ballroom.

This solo adaptation is based on a condensed version of the novel Dickens used while on the second of his historic reading tours of the United States in 1867.

Using changes of voice, gesture and expression, playwright-performer Bodine peoples the stage with a throng of characters from Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.

As the inimitable Boz, he recreates, with improvised wit and charm, the familiar journey of Ebenezer Scrooge — an embittered, lonely, old miser who is helped by three spirits to find a second chance to become a generous, caring human being.

This production is adapted and performed by Greg Oliver Bodine, courtesy of Actors Equity Association; and directed by Shana Solomon, with set design by Nancy Yberg, photo and graphic design by Martirene Alcántara, assisted by HWS Student Liaison Julius Ferraro ’08.

Admission is free; details are available at the office of Student Life and Leadership in the Scandling Center.

Bodine, who earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City, will answer questions about writing, performing and producing his one-person play, and related subjects of interest starting at 11 a.m. Thursday Dec. 1 in the Hirshson Ballroom; all are invited.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Leadership.