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Inspecting Carol
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A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas.


A Comedy by Daniel Sullivan and
The Seattle Repertory Theatre Resident Company
"INSPECTING CAROL" is presented through arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.,
45 West 25th Street,
New York, NY 10010-2751
866-598-8449, 212-206-8990
Fax 212-206-1429
info@Samuelfrench.com
www.samuelfrench.com

 
  Synopsis  
 

Mix together a struggling theater company, a tired production of A Christmas Carol, a really bad actor and a visiting inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts and you end up with Inspecting Carol, the off-the-wall holiday farce. Everything that could possibly go wrong does as a fictitious theater company struggles to mount their annual production of the holiday classic.

Bad theater has never been this much fun before!

Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Company created Inspecting Carol as an antidote to the endless parade of annual productions of A Christmas Carol. As it developed, the piece also grew into a satiric look at government funding for the arts and how it affects the organizations that receive it.

The insanity begins when the company members of a small regional theater mistake a neophyte (and very bad) actor as an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts. In order to hold onto their funding, the company does everything possible to keep this person happy, including casting him in their production of A Christmas Carol and letting him rewrite large sections of the story. When the real inspector shows up, the company is forced to perform what can charitably be called the worst production ever of the Dickens' classic.

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future forget their lines, Bob Cratchit throws out his back trying to carry Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley gets tangled in his chains, Mrs. Cratchit becomes a vampy sex kitten, Scrooge begins to speak his lines in Spanish to protest U.S. policy in Central America and the stage manager is stricken with an uncontrollable fit of the giggles… all before things really begin to go wrong!

 
 
  Cast   Production Staff  
 
Mary Jane (M.J.) McMann Rachel Feazel
Wayne Wellacre Timothy E. Shifflet
Zorah Bloch Darlene Caviness
Luther Beatty/Tiny Tim Adam Brammer
Sidney Carlton/Ghost of Jacob Marley/Fezziwig R. Kingston Schmid
Dorothy Tree-Hapgood Chris Wilson
Phil Hewlitt/Bob Cratchit Jeff Metzler
Jesse E. Parsons Demetrius Chism II
(4 performances)
Denise Chism
(4 performances)
Kevin Trent Emery Andrew Pearson
Larry Vauxhall/Scrooge Dan Schmid
Bart Frances Travis Beaupre
Spike Hugh Gallagher
Inspector Betty Andrews Rachel Besse
Dickens Carolers Rachel Besse
Robert Hopwood
Karen Riesenberger
Robert Riesenberger
Jean Wilson
Stephen Wilson
"Little Dickens" Carolers Joseph Barnum
Morgan Barnum
Annie Feazel
Emily Feazel
Brooke Mills
Lauren Mills
 
Director Maryann Totsch-Hopwood
Assistant Director Robert Hopwood
Stage Manager Mark Feazel
Assistant Stage Manager Christina Deboer
Set Design Mark Feazel
Maryann Totsch-Hopwood
Lighting Design Melissa Mckean
Mark Feazel
Sound Design Stephen Wilson
Sound Effects Design Robert Hopwood
Costume Design
Seamstress
Jean Wilson
Assistant Costume Design Karen Riesenberger
Make-up Design Kim McKean
Hair Design & Wigs Karen Riesenberger
Laura Blakey
Properties Rachel Feazel
Jean Wilson
Lori Browning
Darlene Caviness
Set construction Mark Feazel
Richard Feazel
Cheryl Totsch
Darian Totsch
Lindsay Scharf
Marilyn Elsea
Anne Ecker
Rachel Feazel
Emily Feazel
Annie Feazel
Christina Deboer
Melissa Mckean
Travis Beaupre
Roger Martin
Robert Hopwood
Maryann Totsch-Hopwood
Z. Ranger Rogers
Dan Schmid
Ryan Norrenberns
Backstage Crew Mark Feazel
Christina Deboer
Richard Feazel
Darian Totsch
Cheryl Totsch
Lindsay Scharf
Anne Ecker
Roger Martin
Lighting & Sound crew Matt Zahn
Melissa Mckean
Z. Ranger Rogers
Stephen Wilson
Ryan Norrenberns
Hair & Make-up crew Kim McKean
Karen Riesenberger
Laura Blakey
Patty Libby
Rachel Besse
Melissa Mckean
Kyla Miller
Consultant Regina Bennett
Prompter Karen Lee Maloney
Production Support Ryan Norrenberns
Publicity/Program John Swistak
Lynn Venhaus
Concessions Manager & Volunteers Support Kristine Mueller
 
         
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