Davisville, Dec. 27, 2021: ‘Carol’ is more than an ornament, plus prospects for more theater in Davis

Christmas Carol horizontal.JPG

Waiting for STC's A Christmas Carol to begin, December 2021

Few things created in 1843 are still relevant, but A Christmas Carol still is. One of the lasting versions of Charles Dickens’ classic story is the adaptation that today’s guest, Richard Hellesen, wrote for the Sacramento Theatre Co. in 1987. Its latest run wrapped up this month. Today we talk with Richard about what he calls the “pure luck” that landed him the offer to write the play, why Carol is timely, and why & how Davis could become more of a regional center for live theater. UC Davis, where Richard studied, is a catalyst.

Post new comment