“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” ANNOUNCES GLOBAL TALKBACK EVENT TO BE STREAMED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
ANNOUNCES ITS GLOBAL TALKBACK EVENT
WILL BE STREAMED SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
STARTING AT 9:30 PM ET / 6:00 PM PT
PARTICIPANTS TO INCLUDE
JEFFERSON MAYS, MICHAEL ARDEN, SUSAN LYONS,
DANE LAFFREY, & MACEO BISHOP
NIKKI M. JAMES
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STREAMING FILM
AVAILABLE THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2021 ONLY
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT WWW.ACHRISTMASCAROLLIVE.COM
New York, NY (December 22, 2020) – Today, producer Hunter Arnold announced that the critically acclaimed film version of A Christmas Carol will host a global streaming talkback on Saturday, December 26 at 9:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT featuring Tony Award®-winning star Jefferson Mays, two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden, screenwriter Susan Lyons, Tony Award nominated set and costume designer Dane Laffrey who conceived of the film with Arden, and director of photography Maceo Bishop. The talkback will be hosted by Tony Award winner and A Christmas Carol assistant director Nikki M. James.
Ticket buyers will be able to stream the film which has been called “riveting” (New York Times) and “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal) starting at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM and then will be able to immediately watch the talkback.
The panel discussion will be archived and available on demand for ticket buyers through the end of the film’s streaming window on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol are available to purchase via www.achristmascarollive.com
A Christmas Carol benefits partner theater across the United States that have been devastated by the pandemic. Proceeds from ticket sales will provide crucial funding during theater’s darkest hour. Theaters are able to market the film directly to their subscribers and single ticket buyers. Tickets purchased directly from the A Christmas Carol website will automatically benefit local community theaters based on ZIP code. Proceeds from tickets purchased outside of the U.S. or non-affiliated ZIP will be divided and shared with the partner theaters.
The partner theater program is a joint project between Arnold’s TBD Pictures, La Jolla Playhouse, and On The Stage and currently includes 78 theaters across the country.
A Christmas Carol is based on the wildly acclaimed 2018 production which made its world premiere at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. It was filmed this fall at New York’s United Palace, chosen to preserve the power of the theatrical storytelling Mays and Arden have created.
In his rave review of the film in the New York Times, Jesse Green said, “Jefferson Mays is astonishing in Michael Arden’s riveting film rendering. Their work makes the classic story feel new, while also making it feel as if it should matter forever.” Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal called Mays’ performance, “a spectacular tour de force” and Arden’s production, “is as good as any film version I’ve seen. I long to see it on Broadway.” In The Observer, David Cote said, “Jefferson Mays’ virtuosic and surprisingly emotional performance is magnificent. It’s a miraculous pageant of possession and ventriloquy, one actor embodying all the sights, sounds, smells and mystery of Dickens’s timeless fable.”
When it played the Geffen Playhouse in 2018, Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times raved that “Jefferson Mays not only got me to see A Christmas Carol, something I’ve vowed never to do again, but he got me to rave about it. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”
Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other – past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Jefferson Mays plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed. This theatrical achievement comes from the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden.
Staged exclusively for this film and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays.
The creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design), Maceo Bishop (director of photography), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Lucy Mackinnon (projection design), Joshua D. Reid (sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair and makeup design), James Ortiz (puppet design), and Nikki M. James (assistant director).
A Christmas Carol is produced by Hunter Arnold with George Bamber, Kayla Greenspan, Carl Daikeler, Roberto Quiroz Mata, and Tom Kirdahy serving as Executive Producers for the film.
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