Thursday, November 17, 2011

LBCC Performing Arts Play “A Christmas Carol”

LBCC’s Performing Arts Department will present “A Christmas Carol” starting Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

A contemporary take on the classic Charles Dickens tale, the play is set in America where Ebenezer Scrooge, a successful businesswoman, has built her money-making empire.

Adapted by John Mortimer and directed by LBCC theater director Dan Stone, the play features puppetry, mask performance, original music and dance. For a behind-the-scenes peak of the puppetry work, check out the link on the college home page at www.linnbenton.edu.

Performance dates are Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. The Dec. 4 performance is ASL interpreted and is also a benefit performance for the Performing Arts Foundation Scholarships.

Meet the cast for an Opening Night social in the lobby after the play on Friday, Dec. 2. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students (with student ID) and seniors age 60 and over, and $5 for those under 18 accompanied by an adult.

Purchase your tickets online for no fee in connection with Box Office Avenue, by phone at 541-917-4531, or at the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office two hours prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cash, check, Mastercard, Visa or Discover cards are accepted.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

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