A Community Carol

A Community Carol

A Community Carol

Opening Night
December 17, 2020 | 7:30 PM

A recorded version will be available through Monday, December 21 at 7:30 pm.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Collectively Created in Community

On a quiet winter’s night, the cast of Hartford Stage’s annual A Christmas Carol has Zoomed together to read the famous story in honor of what would have been the 23rd season. But, as the spine of the book cracks open, the cold wind sweeps in, the lights flicker, the Wi-Fi is unstable and the spirits that haunt its pages guide us on a journey through a story we thought we knew so well.

Hartford Stage presents A Community Carol, a virtual storytelling experience adapted and directed by Rachel Alderman and created in partnership with our beloved returning Christmas Carol cast members, local artists, Hartford neighbors and area theater students.

Community Candle Lighting
Join us before the show at 7 pm for a community candle lighting ceremony! Patrons who make a donation of $25 or more will receive a special “Community Carol” candle that can be used during the ceremony!

Important Info

Approximate Running Time
70 minutes

Recommended Age
Recommended for the entire family!

Tickets are FREE

with a suggested donation to Hartford Stage’s
Raise the Curtain fundraising campaign.

Raise the Curtain

Your donation will help us raise the curtain on the next chapter of our theatre’s history. Thanks to a generous friend of Hartford Stage, all donations for A Community Carol will be matched!

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor:


Cast and Community Partners

A Christmas Carol Returning Ensemble

Vanessa R Butler*

Robert Hannon Davis*

Kenneth De Abrew*

Rebecka Jones*

Sarah Killough*

Shauna Miles*

John-Andrew Morrison*

Michael Preston*

Buzz Roddy*

Alan Rust*

Noble Shropshire*

Terrell Donnell Sledge*

With Performances by:

Devé-Ann Bennett

Dejé Bennett

Emma Billings

Isabella Corica

Anne Cubberly

Malena Gordo

Barbara Karger

Ezra Mendez

Destini Stewart

Ava Vercellone

A Christmas Carol Youth Ensemble

The Hartt School

Capital Community College

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus

Christ Church Cathedral

The Revs. Cathy & Heather Rion Starr of Unitarian Society of Hartford

Creative Team

Adapter and Director
Rachel Alderman

Video Designer
Rasean Davonte Johnson

Sound Designer
Pornchanok Kanchanabanca

Assistant Director
Zoë Golub-Sass

Sally Lobel

Alonzo L. Beckett of NE Video

Audio/Visual Coordinator
Lucas Clopton

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.