The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the cast of Inspecting Carol written by Daniel Sullivan and directed by Chris Chiola, which opens at The Barn Community Playhouse in Tillamook on November 22.
Almost broke, the pathetic Soapbox Theatre Company is having a dickens of a time with their annual winter production of A Christmas Carol. The cast is tired of it, as it’s been done with the same actors so long that Tiny Tim has entered puberty. But the cash-cow is needed to impress the inspector from the National Endowment of the Arts into renewing their arts grant. Enter an incompetent actor who gets mistaken for said inspector and everything goes wrong while hilarity is pile on hilarity.
This is not your typical Christmas pageant. Inspecting Carol interjects mild adult humor for those who need a break from the hum drum holiday season. “I hope audiences will laugh themselves silly watching this play and that it gives people a break from the madness of the holiday season. We all need an escape from time to time and I know people will enjoy this take on A Christmas Carol,” says director Chris Chiola, who brought to TAPA the comedies Sex Please, We’re Sixty and Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny.
The cast is comprised of several actors that have been in a number of TAPA productions as well as some that have only been in one other show. Or, for some this is their first time on stage. Ever. But long in the tooth or fresh to the stage, all will be giving their best for your enjoyment.
Inspecting Carol runs November 22nd through December 8th with an opening night champagne reception. A free beverage and appetizers with purchase of a ticket for opening night, November 22. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7pm and the Sunday matinees on December 1st and 8th begin at 2pm. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain. The Barn Community Playhouse is located at 12th and Ivy in Tillamook. As always, reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers in Tillamook. Call (503) 842-7940 for tickets.
Back row: Richard Coon, Al Johnson, Elizabeth Radoczy, Reggie Coon and Sylvia Johnson
Middle row: Rebecca Dougherty, Robert Kratz and Croix Swanson
Front row: Devin McDaniel, Ann Harper, Sandra Koops, Sarah Edwards and Glen Rankin
Not Pictured: Brett Duer and Pablo Santos