Christmas Carol: A Radio Play Adaptation by Matthew G. Silver
About the Play:
Dickens’ writing emphasizes the importance of reaching out to the vulnerable and disenfranchised in society. He wrote during a time of urbanization during an industrial revolution that saw many people, particularly the poor and children, move into deplorable urban slums. Dickens noted a careless disregard for the plight of humanity and many of his works feature a push toward caring for all; particularly those hidden behind walls of class, gender identity, or race. Arguably, few of his works does so more openly, and touchingly, as A Christmas Carol. Dickens invites us to see ourselves in the self-centered Scrooge and invites us to open our hearts and eyes to the needs of those around us.
Ghosts of past, present and future act as prophets calling us to repentance and love. As a ministry that seeks “to know, live and share the love of Christ”, we echo Dickens’ yuletide homily and pray that our hearts be open to share with the people of God all around us. Whether you are relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa, or busy moving around to holiday hectic-ness, we invite you to come with open hearts as you listen to The VLC Player’s Holiday Production of A Christmas Carol.
— Reverend Dr. Robert Hartwell