Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Willamette Radio Workshop is a Portland group that keeps the wonderful art of the radio drama alive. They have an annual tradition of performing a radio adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" live at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver, free with a food donation to the Clark County Food Bank. It seems that even in 1843, people were struggling with finding the true meaning of Christmas in the midst of materialism. I took Jasper to see their performance and he gave it two thumbs up! They made it really fun to watch, with a spectacular choir adding songs to the story, fun slides of Victorian scenes, live foley artists at work, and even appropriate costumes. I'm excited to learn that a recording of their performance will be broadcast on Christmas Eve on OPB radio 91.5 FM and streaming from http://www.opb.org/radio/listennow/player.php/. Check it out!