It's Christmas Eve 1938 at CBS Studio 1 in New York City, and radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air are set to perform their eagerly awaited weekly 60-minute version of a classic - tonight it's 'A Christmas Carol.' Only things aren't too Christmassy: it's ten minutes to ON-AIR and legendary Scrooge Lionel Barrymore has fallen sick, and now 23-year-old Orson has to step into his shoes; plus the script still isn't right, Orson's on the rampage, his cast are revolting after three days of rehearsing without sleep, and the pressure's on after the success of 'War of the Worlds': the Nation awaits and Hollywood's watching! Will this Christmas Carol have a happy ending?
Based on true events, this WORLD PREMIERE production includes a delightful 1-hour version of 'A Christmas Carol' performed in the 1930's American radio style, with live sound effects! Performed in the wonderfully atmospheric setting of the Ballroom at Marlay House in Marlay Park, this live radio play will be a vintage Christmassy treat for all the family!
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