Masquers to present ‘A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts’

November 19, 2019 - The Masquers student drama organization at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will present “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts” by Michael Landon Smith Dec. 3-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Syse Black Box Theatre in Kleinpell Fine Arts.

In this farcical and witty adaptation of the classic Christmas story, the members of the fictitious Stykes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company are embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens tale. When the company’s diva feigns illness, this merry troupe of over-the-hill and upstart actors tries to carry on. Mayhem ensues as the company struggles to keep the show going while everything goes hilariously wrong.

The play is directed by Becca Donley from Mounds View, Minn. The cast consists of Jan Rozumalski, of Luck, as Sir Selsdon Piddick; Elijah Gallenberg, of River Falls, as Mr. Elyot Crummels; Bailey Hudak, of Medford, as Mrs. Bettina Salisbury; Hannah Robb, of Medford, Minn., as Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods; Blake Stinson, of Andover, Minn., as Teddy Shub; Corinna Brose, of Little Falls, Minn., as Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis; Audra LePage, of Superior, as Cynthia Imbry; Grace Koppen, of Lakeland, as Acting Crew Member 1; Sara Jorgensen, of Stillwater, Minn., as Acting Crew Member 2; and Benjamin Brannon, of New Brighton, Minn., as Acting Crew Member 3.

Tickets are free and seating is general admission. Tickets can be reserved in person at the Box Office, online at or over the phone at 715-425-3114. The Box Office is near Gallery 101 in Kleinpell Fine Arts and is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is also open one hour prior to each performance.

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