Actors Theatre of Indiana, Hamilton County’s only professional Actors’ Equity Association theater company, will partner in a groundbreaking theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol” this holiday season. In conjunction with TBD Pictures and Broadway Producer Hunter Arnold, ATI will present a pay-per-view airing of the Charles Dickens classic.
Viewers can expect a fresh perspective on Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest as Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays plays every role. The play is directed by Michael Arden.
“We are the exclusive central Indiana partner helping to distribute ‘A Christmas Carol’ to our patrons and the Indiana audiences,” ATI co-founder Don Farrell said. “We gain approximately $20 of every ticket sold. It’s a great way to see an amazing production while also supporting Actors Theatre of Indiana during this difficult pandemic.”
Part of the mission at TBD Pictures is developing new works and fostering future generations of theater audiences, and the work at Actors Theatre of Indiana is a vital component in that process. However, pursuing that mission has been especially difficult as many theaters are having to cancel their seasons and programming. To help support the national theatrical community, TBD Pictures have partnered with Actors Theatre of Indiana in creating a program that can provide revenue to theaters as well as deliver holiday content to theatergoers.
TBD Pictures is a New York City-based theatrical production company owned by Tony Award-winning producer Hunter Arnold (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Hadestown,” “Once On The Island” and “Anastasia”). The unique presentation is directed by Michael Arden (“Once On This Island” and Deaf West Theatre’s “Spring Awakening”). Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays (“I Am My Own Wife” and “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love And Murder”) is acting out each role of the classic.
The production will be available for on-demand streaming from Nov. 28 through Jan. 3, 2021. Tickets are $50 per household and will be available at ATIstage.org. At least $20 from every ticket goes back to ATI.
According to the Hollywood Reporter review, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.”