“A Radio Christmas Carol” returns to herald the holidays

VANCOUVER, Wash. — "A Radio Christmas Carol," a live radio drama led by John Barber, professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver, returns to the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver on Dec. 20. Featuring local voice actors and sound artists, the show will be performed once only.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for the pre-show, with the performance at 7 p.m. This marks the sixth year for Re-Imagined Radio’s “A Radio Christmas Carol.”

"Beyond entertainment, our live performance is both an exploration of how the original radio drama might have been produced, and an effort to promote civic engagement through community art and performances," Barber said.

Tickets are available for $8 in advance online at kigginstheatre.com, or for $12 at the door the night of the performance. Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase before and during the performance.

Re-Imagined Radio is a partnership between Barber, Kiggins Theatre, KXRW Radio, Metropolitan Performing Arts, and the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver.

About the Kiggins Theatre

The theater has been a landmark in downtown Vancouver since 1936. It is owned and operated by WSU alumnus Dan Wyatt, Jr.

About Metropolitan Performing Arts

Metropolitan Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization providing performing theater arts education and community theater for Southwest Washington.

About KXRW-FM Radio

KXRW.FM is an independent, volunteer-based, Vancouver radio station dedicated to delivering quality programming and community building in Southwest Washington and beyond.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations.

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601, brenda_alling@wsu.edu