Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre’s (MLRT) Artistic Director Shira Dubrovner presents hands-down the most unique one-man adaptation of the holiday classic -Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: The One Man Show to kick off the Christmas season. Playing Friday through Sunday, December 20th through December 29th, the play is adapted and performed by Los Angeles actor, writer, director Gus Krieger (MLRT’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) and is directed by Drina Durazo – a frequent contributor to MLRT productions (Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), All the Great Books Abridged, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and more).
In Krieger’s adaptation one actor plays all the roles of this holiday classic, providing fun for the entire family. “I’m very excited to bring this show back to the Eastern Sierra for the holidays,” stated Dubrovner. “Gus and Drina are a powerful combination of talent and there’s no story better to set the stage for celebrating the holiday spirit than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.”
KRIEGER is a Los Angeles-based writer/director/actor/producer of stage and screen. He is the Associate Artistic Director of LA’s Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company, and with them has played such roles as Shakespeare’s Richard III, Shylock, and King John. His original stage plays include Deity Clutch, Sherlock Through the Looking-Glass, Breaking Bard, and The Armadillo Necktie, produced by the Porters, GDProductions, and The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. Awards include the Spirit of the Fringe Award for Best Writing, Stage Scene LA’s Scenie Awards for Best World Premiere Play and for Outstanding Production, and the Valley Theatre Award for Best Play. His film My Name is Meisha” that won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival in 2018 and was recently awarded a film distribution deal.
“Like so many throughout the years, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol captured my imagination at an early age,” stated Krieger. “A tale about one’s capacity for change (and, incidentally, the first use of time travel in popular fiction!), it’s a heartening, evergreen example of Goodness with a capital G, regardless of one’s own circumstance.
“As the powers working upon Scrooge do so largely from within,” Krieger continued, “it seemed a perfect story for a one-person adaptation. The inner and outer forces influencing this man could be dramatized in such a way that we see his fractured self, conflicted, at war, pulled about the stage quite literally.”
Director Durazo has been visiting the Eastern Sierra to direct plays since 2013. Past credits at the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theater include: as director- Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), All the Great Books Abridged, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged); and as Sound Designer – The 39 Steps (directed by Shira Dubrovner). In Los Angeles, Drina’s theatrical credits include: As director: Night of the Living Dead (adapted by Krieger), Moon Over Buffalo, Hotel Paradiso, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Breaking Bard (adapted by Krieger; winner of Best Play, Valley Theater Awards), and the World Premiere production of Krieger’s The Armadillo Necktie (winner of 7 Scenie Awards); and as producer- Sherlock’s Last Case, Awake and Sing!, Lombardi (winner of 4 Scenie Awards), and Calendar Girls.
Please join Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre at the Edison December 20th to 29th for a charming and lively one-man adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic, fun for the entire family, A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE ONE MAN SHOW. For more information and/or tickets visit MammothLakesRepertoryTheatre.org