PHILLIP J. BERNS PRESENTS
A CHRISTMAS CAROL:
A ONE-MAN GHOST STORY
DECEMBER 20 – 23
PHOTO CREDIT: AARON WESSLING
For the sixth time in seven years, Phillip J. Berns’ one-man telling of Charles Dickens’ holiday favorite returns to Portland. With atmospheric music by the inimitable Christopher Beatty, Berns’ simple storytelling-based approach makes this performance an instant holiday tradition for young and old alike.
GHOSTS OF REVIEWS PAST
“From playing Tiny Tim to reciting the whole show off-book, Phillip Berns relishes the role(s) he’s grown into–most notably, narrator.”
– Oregon ArtsWatch
“But it’s Berns’ acting chops that are most impressive. The sheer complexity of memorizing pages of Victorian London dialect is an accomplishment on its own, and his zealous portrayal of an endless procession of personalities is what makes the interpretation both endearing and innovative.”
– Willamette Week
“THIS. This show. Moreover this format, is all we want of A Christmas Carol.”
– Rusty Tennant
“Phillip’s command of his characters, and the simple way that they are presented, gives a natural flow to the story.”
– Dennis Sparks
IN THE SHOEBOX
PORTLAND ACTORS CONSERVATORY
BY JOSÉ RIVERA
DECEMBER 1 – 17
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