The 42nd Annual Production of A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens, Adapted by Tom Creamer and Directed by Henry Wishcamper
November 16 - December 29, 2019 in the Albert Theatre
Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando returns for his 12th season at Goodman Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, directed for the seventh year by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. More than 1.5 million theatergoers have attended “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1978—a time when only a handful of U.S. theaters mounted the production. Dickens’ holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank account is only matched by his disdain for the holidays. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love and friendship. Former cast members include stage and screen notables Jessie Mueller, Joe Minoso, Del Close, Harry J. Lennix, Felicia P. Fields, Raul Esparza, Sally Murphy and Frank Galati.
For more information about the show, please visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol.
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GoodmanACC_Montage: A montage of scenes from the 41st annual production (2018) of A Christmas Carol featuring Asher Alcantara, Justin Amolsch, Breon Arzell, Kareem Bandealy, Jasmine Bracey, Molly Brennan, Ali Burch, Ariana Burks, Maggie Chong, Andrew Coil, Thomas J. Cox, Allen Gilmore, Henry Lombardo, Lily Mojekwu, Andy Nagraj, Sadieh Rifai, Barbara Robertson, Maya Reyna, Maddi Ruhl, Malcolm Ruhl, Christopher Sheard, Nelson Simmons, Paris Strickland, Penelope Walker, Jonah D. Winston and Larry Yando (1:02)
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For more information about the show, including cast head shots and bios, please visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol.
42nd Annual Production of A Christmas Carol
Henry Wishcamper, Director
Henry Wishcamper (Director) is a producer at Goodman Theatre and member of the Artistic Collective. His Goodman Theatre directing credits include The Matchmaker, The Little Foxes, the world premiere of Ask Aunt Susan, his own adaptation of Animal Crackers, A Christmas Carol (2013 – 2018 productions), Other Desert Cities, Talking Pictures and Blue Skies Process (New Stages Festival). Other Chicago directing credits include The Dance of Death at Writers Theatre, The Night Alive at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and An Epic Tale of Scale which he co-devised and co-directed with Jo Cattell at Chicago Children’s Theatre. His New York directing credits include Manhattan Theatre Club, LCT3, Atlantic Theater Company, New World Stages, Katharsis Theater Company and Keen Company. Regional theater and other directing credits include Williamstown Theatre Festival, Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe and TheaterWorks. Wishcamper served as the assistant director of the Broadway productions of August: Osage County and Shining City. His adaptation of Animal Crackers has been produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. He is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.
Larry Yando, Ebenezer Scrooge
Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) returns to Goodman Theatre, where he previously appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge in 10 productions of A Christmas Carol, The Little Foxes, The Jungle Book and Candide (Jeff Award). Chicago credits include Titus Andronicus (Defiant Theatre); the international tour of BATTLEFIELD, The Tempest, King Lear, Cymbeline and Antony and Cleopatra (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Angels in America (Jeff Award), Travesties, and Measure for Measure (Court Theatre); Fake and Mother Courage and Her Children (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Dance of Death (Jeff Award), As You Like It, Buried Child and Nixon’s Nixon (Writers Theatre); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Pegasus Players, Jeff Award). In 2010, he was one of nine actors chosen for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, an acclaimed program serving regional theater actors and the future of American theater.
Larry Yando as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 41st Annual Production of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre (November 17- December 30, 2018)