WSU Vancouver brings “A Radio Christmas Carol” to Kiggins Theatre

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A live performance of the radio drama "A Radio Christmas Carol" will take place again this year at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver, Wash.

The annual performance is part of the Re-Imagined Radio project produced by John Barber, faculty member in WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture Program. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public with donation of a nonperishable food item for the Clark County Food Bank.

Adapted from the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” the performance features the Willamette Radio Workshop, directed by Sam A. Mowry.

"The performance by the Willamette Radio Workshop will be entertaining, but it will also remind us of problems such as hunger and homelessness, which are still with us,” Barber said. “Community needs are greater at this time of year.”

The Willamette Radio Workshop reenacts radio dramas from the golden age of radio in front of live audiences. “A Radio Christmas Carol” will feature voice actors and Foley sound artists.

Each of Barber’s Re-Imagined Radio productions begins with a live re-creation of a historic radio drama. Digital and multimedia components are added to increase opportunities for audience engagement with the narrative. For more information about the project, visit the Re-Imagined Radio website.

About WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. in Vancouver, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service.

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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John Barber, Creative Media and Digital Culture Program,
Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,