LBSC Presents Orson Welles' 1939 Radio Script of A Christmas Carol -- 3 Performances Only! Dec 20, 21 & 22!
live music and sound effects performed by the cast, LBSC will present
this holiday classic in the 1939 live radio tradition, in front of an
audience, webcasting live on our website. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, December 20th and 21st, at 8pm, Sunday, December 22nd at 2pm. All tickets are $10.00. Performances are at the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic, in Long Beach.
there was television, there was Lionel Barrymore every year on the
radio as Ebenezer Scrooge, with a script written and narrated by Orson
Welles. LBSC has revived this annual ritual and, for the second year in a
row, will be performing this script before a live audience.
Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in
celebration of the Victorian Christmas traditions, which drew heavily
on pagan symbols like yule logs, holly berries, and ghost stories. It
was said that on Christmas Eve, ghosts could walk the earth and finish
unsettled business, as we see Marley do by visiting Scrooge. The line
between the living and the dead, light and dark, was at its faintest
during the winter solstice, which was originally a time of festival,
celebrating the return of the light after the longest night of the
As part of his introduction to an anthology of Christmas ghost stories titled "Told After Supper" in 1891, British humorist Jerome K. Jerome wrote, "Whenever five or six
English-speaking people meet round a fire on Christmas Eve, they start
telling each other ghost stories. Nothing satisfies us on Christmas Eve
but to hear each other tell authentic anecdotes about specters."
keeps classic traditions alive at The Richard Goad Theatre. We invite
you to come crush a cup of hot cider with us and enjoy this annual
holiday presentation, perhaps the most famous ghost story of them all!