This winter, Clovis audiences are in for a holiday delight as the Clovis Community College Company Class is set to perform the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
Under the direction of CCC theater instructor Christy Mendoza, the class has been working since August on an adaptation of the play written by Romulus Linney, the late American playwright and novelist. The CCC Company Class has previously performed Linney’s work with their production of Holy Ghost in 2010. Mendoza is a personal fan of Linney.
Dana Albright, CCC psychology instructor, has played various roles in six of the class’ previous productions. For A Christmas Carol, he is playing the roles of two of the play’s legendary ghosts. “My goal is to play an extra spooky Marley in the beginning of the play,” he says. Albright also plays the Ghost of Christmas Future. “We are hoping for a lot of seasonal appreciation that comes with holiday traditions and stories,” Albright added.
The cast and crew for the production is comprised of community members and students from Bella Vista Elementary, Yucca Junior High, Choices Alternative High School, and Clovis Community College. Each year, the selected performance gives students and community members a chance at refining their acting abilities for local audiences while meeting new people. Even the play’s set was built by students, designed and constructed primarily by Wayne Davies, who has recreated the rooftops of London, Scrooge’s House, and more.
“In terms of set and costumes, this is the largest play that we’ve done,” Mendoza said. “Period pieces are harder because they’re expensive. You can’t just run to Walmart and buy a top hat or a frock coat. Everything has to be rented or built from scratch, and that’s just what we’re doing.”
Tickets are available now at the CCC Cashiers’ Windows, or at the door (upon availability), for $10. Children, seniors, and military tickets are $8. The four performances will be held on December 11, 12, and 13 at 7 PM, with a final matinee performance on Sunday the 14th at 2 PM. All performances will be held in CCC Town Hall.
For more information, please contact Christy Mendoza by calling 575.769.4950 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the CCC Cashiers’ Windows by calling 575.769.4035.