Leading puppeteer firm brings unique retelling of Dickens’ classic in newly commissioned work


A Christmas Carol is part of the Penobscot Theater Company’s Digitus Theatrum season. Comprised of 17 commissioned productions, including live world premieres, new interactive works, feature films and more. “Nothing we do this season is a play with a camera in front of it,” says the production’s artistic director, Bari-Newport. “Everything we produce uses the digital medium in different ways.”

At the controls of the visual elements is Princess Grace winner, Michael Haverty. Haverty and his company, The Object Group, transfer the characters from the page to visual interpretations. “As a puppeteer artist, I consider every art form and medium to be fair game,” says Haverty. “I yearn for surprises and momentum when I watch a play or a movie. What’s lovely about puppets is how easily they can inhabit either world.”

During the filming of the play in Atlantavoice and narration are provided by bangor-based actor, Ken Stack. “I’ve done many variations of this story over the years,” Stack said. “It’s a modern blend of creativity and technology, which will appeal to all audiences at a time when so many feel the need to cling to whatever familiarity we can find. The script stays true to Dickens’ story, while the uniqueness of the production adds incredible dynamism and new life.”

A Christmas Carol broadcasts on demand from December 12 to 27 on www.PenobscotTheatre.org.

Individual cleaning tickets are $40. A Christmas Carol is generously sponsored by Changing Seasons FCU and Rudman Winchell.

For more details on Penobscot Theater productions, vacation packages or other dramatic gift ideas, call (207) 942-3333 or visit www.penobscottheatre.org.

SOURCE Penobscot Theater Company

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