Resident Acting Company Member Timothy Crowe will take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in this year’s production of A Christmas Carol, directed by fellow company member Joe Wilson, Jr.
Tim celebrated 50 years with Trinity Rep this season and first played the miserly money lender in the holiday classic in 1988. This year’s performance will mark the 14th time he has embodied the famous character.
Tim says, “I am so grateful to once again participate in this glorious, evergreen story. I also am delighted to be working with my friend Joe Wilson, Jr. Joe has shared some remarkable and moving ideas regarding this year’s production. And we’ll be overjoyed to see YOU at long last!”
This year’s production marks the 45th consecutive year that Trinity Rep has produced A Christmas Carol. Each one of those productions has been reimagined anew by a new combination of director, designers, and cast. Unable to produce in-person shows in 2020, the company switched to a streaming version of the story and offered it free of charge. The resulting video, which combined elements of theater and film, had nearly 200,000 registered viewers from all 50 states and 6 continents.
Director Joe Wilson, Jr. has himself played Scrooge three different times, most recently in last year’s streaming online version and has appeared in the show in other roles in seven other years.
“I’m so honored to have the opportunity to work with Timothy Crowe. Tim represents all of the best of what it means to be a part of this Resident Acting Company. He has dedicated his career in service to his craft and remains an inspiration for many of us who joined this community with the hopes of expanding our understanding of our craft. We have witnessed Tim create so many rich characters over the past decades. I look forward to working with Tim to create this year‘s Ebenezer Scrooge,” Joe remarked.
Discounted tickets will be available to 2021-22 Season subscribers beginning in July and go on sale to the general public on August 16 at trinityrep.com and through the box office. Additional creative team and cast members will be announced in the coming months at trinityrep.com/carol.