Jefferson Mays to reprise performance in livestream production of ‘A Christmas Carol’
Money raised will be donated to theaters across the United States.
After the 2018 production at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, Jefferson Mays will reprise his performance in A Christmas Carol this holiday season. This year, audiences from across the country can enjoy the performance, as a special filmed version will be released, with monies going toward partner theaters.
Talking about the production, Jefferson Mays said, “A Christmas Carol was my first experience of living theater. My mother and father would read it out loud every year. My father would tell the story with clarity and humanity, while my mother, eyes ablaze, would transform into the characters, from the tortured Jacob Marley, to little Fan and the entire Cratchit family. Both, in their ways, created magic. And now here we are, aspiring to bring this magic to people across the country during this challenging time.”
In this production, Mays plays every character in the Charles Dickens novel, capturing the past, present and future by himself. Directed by Michael Arden, Anthony Byrnes of KCRW said it’s: “every bit of theater magic you can think of. You’ll find yourself transported – hanging on to every word and relishing every last image."
Jefferson Mays is a Tony Award-winning actor, who won the Best Actor in a Play award in 2004 for I Am My Own Wife. In recent years, he's starred in The Front Page, Oslo and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.
A Christmas Carol will be staged this year, exclusively for the film. Tickets can be purchased here.
Photo credit: Geffen Playhouse production (Photo by Chris Whitaker)