The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol”
Written by: David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.
Loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.
Farndale ladies are renowned across the globe for their famously incompetent performances. Their bumbling charm is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with the hilarious Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol. This heartwarming and engagingly goofy comedy portrays the attempts of four ladies of the society and one slightly reluctant man to get through a production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol that is disaster-prone in the lovable way of small theater productions. From broken-down transportation to collapsing scenery, line mixups to infighting, the ladies soldier through the mishaps like the troopers they are, having a jolly good time along the way and bringing the audience right along with them.
The boiler that provides the building heat at Old Courthouse Theatre (OCT) recently stopped working. The OCT Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the boiler is scheduled to be repaired soon; however, the repairs will not happen prior to the upcoming production of “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” (December 2-12, 2021). The Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that everyone’s theatre-going experience is a pleasant one. To combat the colder-than-normal temperatures in the theater kerosene heaters have temporarily been placed strategically throughout the auditorium and lobby. The Board of Directors also recommends dressing warmly for the production.