Whallonsburg, NY — The Whallonsburg Grange Hall and the Depot Theatre Academy are pleased to present a return to a holiday tradition with a performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A RADIO PLAY, on December 18, 2022, with live music and refreshments beginning at 2pm and the reading performance at 3pm.
Based upon the novel by Charles Dickens, this performance will be a radio play reading complete with live sound effects, featuring local artists, professional actors, and directed by Broadway actor and Depot Theatre alum Jonathan Hadley.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public, and donations will be gratefully accepted to benefit the BackPack Program.
“The Whallonsburg Grange has hosted holiday celebrations for many decades and we are thrilled to join with The Depot Theatre to bring their production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to our stage,” said Mary-Nell Bockman, Grange program manager. “We’ll open our doors wide to the community for this joyful event for all ages and give everyone the opportunity to support the Backpack Program in our local schools. We can’t wait!”
“The Depot is pleased to collaborate yet again with our partners at the Whallonsburg Grange, and for a great cause,” said Kim Rielly, Depot executive director. “The Grange hosts our summer Academy outreach and education program, and we hope to make this winter celebration an annual event, too!”
The BackPack Program currently serves nearly 7,000 students in 241 schools across 22 counties in New York. Administered locally by Essex County Adirondack Community Action Programs (ACAP), the BackPack Program helps alleviate child hunger by discreetly providing hungry children with backpacks full of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food on Friday afternoons so they have food to eat throughout the weekend.