DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Guild of Saint Genesius, Loras College’s honor society for theatre arts, present their annual Christmas radio play, this year, A Christmas Carol, Saturday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Auditorium, Hoffmann Hall on the Loras College campus.
The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and musical underscoring by the Loras Jazz Ensemble. Members of the Guild bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. This charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!” Join for this popular Loras Christmas tradition.
“The Guild of St. Genesius’ annual radio play is a much beloved Loras Christmas tradition,” says Ryan M. Decker, assistant professor and director of theatre who also advises to the Guild. “Likewise, Charles Dickens’ Christmastime ghost story is one of the most popular and beloved holiday tales of all. We’re very excited to share this immortal narrative on our stage.”
Current student members of the Guild of Saint Genesius include Caroline Breitbach (’20),president, Morgan Muenster (’20), vice president, Jake Heelein (’22) secretary-treasurer, Emily Burback (’20), Ben Colwell (’20), Michael Delaney (’19), Molly Flanagan (’21), Amelia Foley (’21), Krystyna Kaminski (’20), Amber Krieg (’20), Emily Lemire (’22), Josh Vogt (’21) and Brittany Zanazaro (’20). Decker supervises with direction by Muenster and jazz ensemble direction by associate professor of music and director instrumental music, Dr. Glenn Pohland.
A Christmas Carol radio play runs one night only. General admission is $5; Loras-affiliated admission is free. Tickets may be purchased at the door.