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g mances of “Rocky Horror,” CT was conducting rehearsals for “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. The play will run the first two weekends of December. Its director, Mark Frederick, is an ISU professor who teaches educational leadership. “I’ve always loved this play,” Frederick said. “I pushed to be the person who directed it. This is the fifth play I’ve directed at Community Theatre. It has a huge cast of 50 people. “Dickens is so complex. ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a wonderfully rich story with plot and subplots. Our version of the play is based on a John Jakes adaptation. What makes Jakes’ play unique is that Charles Dickens is one of the characters, and Dickens moves in and out of the plot. “We’re using high-tech projection technology to this assist in the telling of this old story. It is going to be presented on three side-by-side sets on the main stage. The different elements of the play will take place on separate sets, such as real life in the Crachet family being presented on one of the sets, the interaction of Scrooge and the ghosts on another. “We expect ‘A Christmas Carol’ to attract large crowds. … Two of the play’s leading characters are veterans of many CT plays, Peter Ciancone and Chuck Shutt.” For Ciancone, who has been a theater lover since college days when he was a theater major at ISU, being Scrooge presents both challenge and opportunity. “I’ve wanted to play Scrooge for a long time,” Ciancone said. “There’s a bit of Scrooge in all of us. My acting must depict him as a grumpy curmudgeon but not so much of a grump that he cannot be redeemed.” Shutt is equally excited about the possibility of portraying Dickens. “Every actor wants to play characters like Scrooge and Don Quixote,” he said. “I love performing in plays by great writers, plays with marvelous scrips that have great words. I feel it’s a privilege to bring Dickens to life, to feel him and his words flowing through me. An experience like this is one of the joys of being part of Community Theatre.” e d i w e r o t S ! e l a S g n i Floor 20 OFF % "We treat your home like it's our own" from Robinson’s Abbey Carpet & Floor 218 Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804 (On The Hill, 3rd & Maple) 812-232-3163 www.terrehaute.abbeycarpet.com Treat Your Pup With Homemade Christmas Cookies -4 cups of flour -2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese -2 tbsp-1/4 cup of oil -1 1/3 cups of water -1 egg from all of us at Comfort Keepers® At Comfort Keepers , we provide in-home care that helps seniors and others live safe, happy, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes ® Combine flour and cheese. Stir in oil and water. Adjust liquid as necessary to make stiff dough. Roll on floured cutting board to 3/8” thick. Cut with bone shaped cutter. Placed on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 2 1/2 – 3 hours in 250 degrees oven until thoroughly dry. Serving the Wabash Valley over 30 Years! Call today to schedule an appointment! AIRPORT VETERINARY CLINIC 1274 State Road 46 • Terre Haute, IN -In-Home Care -Interactive Caregiving -Respite Care -Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Care -End of Life Care -Transitioning Home Care 812-232-9766 3850 Wabash Ave. Terre Haute, IN 47803 812-877-3087 AirportVet.com tribstar.com/terrehauteliving December 2016 • Terre Haute Living 51