A Christmas Carol 2014 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

adapted by Jane Cox from the novel by Charles Dickens

Christopher Kent as Scrooge and Philip Stoytchev as Tiny Tim

“It’s never too late to become what you could have been.”

The beloved journey of an embittered miser who finds redemption through exploring his past, present, and potential future. Featuring the students of ISU and the children of Ames.

December 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; December 7 at 1 p.m.; December 14 at 2 p.m. – Fisher Theater, Ames

Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11. Single tickets go on sale beginning September 15 through the Iowa State Center Ticket Office in Ames or any TicketMaster. Tickets are also available at the door in Fisher Theater prior to performances. Advance purchase is strongly suggested.


Scrooge – Christopher Kent

Narrator #1 – Andrew Kille Smith
Narrator #2 – Kendra Liska
Narrator #3 – Maia Lorraine Craddock
Narrator #4 – Keegon Jackson

Marley – Max Feinberg
Ghost of Christmas Past – Kim Paul
Ghost of Christmas Present – Joseph Alan Smith
Want – Matilda Hogan
Ignorance – Max Nelson
Ghost of Christmas Future – Jack Christensen

People of London
Mrs. Hazlitt – Sabrina Leahy
Mrs. Pierce – Elizabeth Marshall
Man Who Owes Money – Adam Kroksh
His Wife – Rosie Zbaracki
Their Daughter – Suriana Hanson
Boy Who Sings in the Street – Max Nelson
Girl in the Street – Evy Nelson
Boy with Turkey – Max Nelson

Scrooge’s School Days
Scrooge as a Boy – Joey Palmer
Fan – Grace Kim
Simon Wilkenson – Ean Warrick
Edward Jones – Ryan Weber

The Fezziwig’s Christmas Party
Mr. Fezziwig – John Flotho
Mrs. Fezziwig – Corbin Jerde
Christina Fezziwig – Rosie Zbaracki
Christina Fezziwig’s Suitor – Zach Rodgers
Arabella Fezziwig – Jessica O’Riley
Arabella Fezziwig’s Suitor – Brady Whitney
Lucinda Fezziwig – Chenxi (Ann) Zhang
Lucinda Fezziwig’s Suitor – Austin Farwell
Ebenezer Scrooge as a Young Man – Brandon Van Pelt
Belle – Lauren-Emma Parrott
Dick Wilkins – Caleb Davidson
Mabel – Amanda Carnahan
Little Girl from Next Door – Gabriella Teske
Little Boy from Next Door – James Hiro Ruoyu Xing

Belle’s Family
Belle’s Husband – Jack Christensen
Belle’s Daughter – Hailey Schneider

The Cratchit’s
Bob Cratchit – Michael Clinkscales
Mrs. Cratchit – Calli Sandahl
Martha Cratchit – Emily Linch
Peter Cratchit – Ryan Weber
Belinda Cratchit – Vera Barkosky
Paul Cratchit – Ean Warrick
Tiny Tim – Philip Stoytchev

Fred, Mrs. Fred, and Their Christmas Party
Fred – Zack Hackbarth
Mrs. Fred – Mycailah Salvador
Topper – Brady Carnahan
Alice – Carly Colville
Philip – Christopher Culver
Louise – Lindsay Koehler
Jean – Kelly Marie Smith
James – Max Feinberg

First Woman – Emery Thanathiti
Second Woman – Ariana I. Seaman
Man – Joseph John Kobal III
Joe – Austin Farwell

Creative Team

Director – Jane Cox
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Doris Nash
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Lauren Dursky
Assistant Stage Manager – Rebel Clodi
Assistant Stage Manager – Rachel Henderson
Props Masters – Rebel Clodi, Lauren Dursky, Mackenzie Watson
Wardrobe – Julie Anderson, Meghan Berkland, Colin Douglas, Kourtney Richards, Emily Santman, Christopher Grim
Stagehands – Jake Hopson, Annie Feenstra, Mackenzie Watson
Light Board – Mackenzie Watson
Sound Board – Kenneth Shibata
Photography – Nancy Thompson
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – James Allender, Nikolai Argue, Rebel Clodi, Caleb Davidson, Lauren Dursky, Ryan Dursky, André Johnson, Jr., Christopher Kent, Katie Olsen, Bryce Poellet, Seth Rickard, Hannah Roberg, Hannah Rublaitus, Kenneth Shibata, Mason Tyer, Justin Voga, Mackenzie Watson
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Linsey Heister, Eleanor Lofte, Ariel Prosser, Ashley Schonberg, Sara Turke, Noel VanDenBosch
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Box Office Supervisor – Zachary Eskrich
House Managers – Vivian M. Cook, Samantha Koontz


Publicity photos, production photos, and headshots by Nancy Thompson

Poster by Mary Bendgen

Read about it in Inside Iowa State, the Iowa State Daily on December 4 and December 9 and check out the Ames Tribune podcast, Cyclone Life blog, and Steve Jones’ LAS blog.