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The HWS Update



November 14, 2005

'89 Hobart Alum Brings Dickens' A Christmas Carol to HWS Campus

North Shore Theatre Group Presents Greg Oliver Bodine ('89) in A Christmas Carol at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Devember 1-2. This one-act, one hour, solo stage adaptation is enacte by Dickens himself, and is bades on a condensed version of the novel that he used while on the second of his historic reading tours of the United States in 1867!

By changes of voice, gesture and expression, playwright-performer, Greg Oliver 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 (with the help of three spirts) finds a second chance to become a generous, caring human being. What sets this fresh, new adaptation apart is its ability to rely on the power of the test — chared simply, directly and intimately through great storytelling. One Actor. One hour!

“A most welcome Christmas present… a sincere, moving performance that set the mood for the coming holidays.”
— Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot

A Christmas Carol is adapted & performed by Greg Oliver Bodine* (courtesy of AEA) and directed by Chana Solomon. Set Design by Nancy Yberg; Photo & Graphic Design by Martirene Alcantara; HWS Student Liaison is Julius Ferraro ('08).

The play will be performed for two nights only: Wednesday & Thursday, November 30 and December 1 @ 8:00 pm in Hirshson Ballroom For tickets / reservarions, stop by the office of Student Leadership, Scandling Center, 200 Pulteney Street starting Wednesday November 16, 2005. Admission is $2 for HWS students, staff and faculty. General Public: $4. Tickets will also be available at the door.

There will be a moderated Student Q&A session in Hirshson Ballsoom Thursday Dec. 1 at 11am, during which Greg will answer questions about writing, performing and producing his one-person play, and related subjects of interest. All are welcome.

This event is sponsored by the HWS Office of Student Life & Leadership. testing, will give “test”