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A Christmas Carol Live From The Greene Space

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Kevin Dooley

On Thursday, Dec. 13, a star-studded cast from WQXR and WNYC presented a dramatic reading of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, live from The Greene Space. The sold-out event was webcast here.

The broadcast airs Monday, Dec. 24 at 9 pm and Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 6 pm.

The beloved holiday tradition returns with the help of Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox, who stars in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The timeless classic tells the story of sour and stingy Scrooge and his transformation after the visits of Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. A story that still touches the hearts of audiences worldwide, the novella has been adapted to film, opera — and now radio. 

Directed by WQXR's Elliott Forrest, the cast includes Naomi Lewin, Terrance McKnight and Midge Woolsey. Below is the full cast.

Cast:

Scrooge – Brian Cox
Bob Cratchit – David Garland
Child Singer – Leo Balaban
Nephew – Arun Venugopal
Gentleman – Brian Lehrer
Marley – Terrance McKnight
Mrs. Dilber – Naomi Lewin
Christmas Past – Lorraine Mattox
Fezziwig – Rex Doane
Belle – Jenny Lawton
Young Adult Scrooge – Elliott Forrest
Christmas Present – Bob Hennelly
Mrs. Cratchit – Midge Woolsey
Belinda – Kerry Nolan
Martha – Jenny Lawton
Peter Cratchit – Arun Venugopal
Tiny Tim – Leo Balaban
Nephew’s Wife – Kerry Nolan
Businessman 1 – Bob Hennelly
Businessman 2 – Terrance McKnight
Old Joe – Rex Doane
Boy – Leo Balaban 

Narrator – Robert Krulwich
Adaption by Arthur Yorinks
Sound Effects performed by Fred Newman
Music Composed and Performed by John Forster
Directed by Elliott Forrest