Stories Alive !
Carol program airs
for last time on OPB radio, Dec. 24, 2019 at 10 PM
with some historical twists!
the nineteenth-century American West for Dickens classic story,
one-man show based on
the historic script and performed like Dickens did
Christmas Carol with Al
LePage," a local Oregon
Broadcasting (OPB) production of this Dickens'
told by "Englishman Thomas Hutchinson, Traveling Thespian"
portrayed by Portland actor Al LePage, that premiered on OPB
throughout Oregon on Christmas Eve in 2010 will be
broadcast once again in December 2019. The radio
program includes music and begins by taking listeners back to the early American West of
the mid-1800's, and the performance itself is a shortened version of
Dickens original public reading script done in the acting-style used by
the famed author as well. LePage does all 18 characters, men
women, boys and girls, in this one-man show, and plays his harmonica,
sings a song, and even does some of the sound effects!
years is a great run for any annual radio program," says LePage, "my
only hope is that OPB radio will continue to broadcast another of the
many versions available of this timeless holiday story of generosity
and personal transformation. These themes are important -- and life
changing -- messages we need to hear again and again, and cultivate in
our personal lives. Jonathan Winters' version was broadcast
before mine, I wonder who could be next?"
Click this link just below to listen at the time and date noted.
. . a more intimate experience of a classic story . . . What a master
Lynne Clendenin, Vice President