Spokane Civic Theatre
“The sets, by Peter Hardie and David Baker, had a marvelous, storybook Dickensian feel, and I mean “storybook” in more ways than one. The ends of the main set open out storybook-style to reveal, for instance, Scrooge’s bedroom and the Cratchit family’s warm hearth.”
“The key to this production’s success lands squarely on the stooped shoulders and stringy gray locks of Thomas Heppler as Scrooge. Heppler has proved again and again that he is one of the finest actors in Spokane, but here I think director Troy Nickerson has cast him in a role that perfectly suits his talents. Heppler is a master of creating a querulous, quarrelsome voice – a nasal wheeze that becomes the distilled essence of the Scrooge personality.”
Spokane Civic Theatre’s Ghosts! Created by Patrick Treadway & costumed by Cheryl Martin, the ghosts starring in A Christmas Carol, are all puppets. But not just any puppets; Past is just over 5’ tall, Present is over 10’ tall, and Future is almost 12’ tall! Peter Hardy, Spokane Civic Theatre’s Technical Director, has created an amazing set to go with these amazing puppets. Opening Friday, A Christmas Carol, directed by Troy Nickerson, will be a pure eye candy by the looks of it.