Charles Dickens'

A Christmas Carol

adapted by Tom Haas

November 18 - December 24

OneAmerica Mainstage

A painting of carolers in the winter outside wearing period clothing.

18

Saturday

November 18, 2023

2:00PM

24

Friday

November 24, 2023

5:00PM

25

Saturday

November 25, 2023

2:00PM 7:00PM

26

Sunday

November 26, 2023

2:00PM 6:00PM

Indy’s holiday tradition

Banish your bah humbugs and celebrate the season at the Indiana Repertory Theatre! A Christmas Carol shines a light on the power of kindness and love in this uplifting tale of one man’s journey to redemption. As the weather turns cold, warm your heart with story and song at the IRT.

Program

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Study Guide

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Know Before You Go

  • Tickets range from $25 to $96
  • Approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
  • Recommended for 4th grade and above
  • Due to content and length, this production is not suitable for children under 4 years of age, and it is the IRT’s policy that children under 4 are not permitted to attend.
  • ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates
  • Content Spotlight: Contains mild profanity and depictions of ghosts and other imagery and effects that might frighten young children.

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Special Programming

Show Times

Sat, November 18, 2023

2:00PM

Fri, November 24, 2023

5:00PM

Sat, November 25, 2023

2:00PM

Sat, November 25, 2023

7:00PM

Sun, November 26, 2023

2:00PM

Sun, November 26, 2023

6:00PM

Sat, December 2, 2023

2:00PM

Sat, December 2, 2023

7:00PM

Sun, December 3, 2023

2:00PM

Fri, December 8, 2023

7:00PM

Sat, December 9, 2023

2:00PM

Sat, December 9, 2023

7:00PM

Sun, December 10, 2023

2:00PM

Fri, December 15, 2023

7:00PM

Sat, December 16, 2023

2:00PM

Sat, December 16, 2023

7:00PM

Sun, December 17, 2023

2:00PM

Wed, December 20, 2023

7:00PM

Thu, December 21, 2023

7:00PM

Fri, December 22, 2023

7:00PM

Sat, December 23, 2023

2:00PM

Sat, December 23, 2023

7:00PM

Sun, December 24, 2023

1:00PM

Sun, December 24, 2023

5:00PM

"What I love about A Christmas Carol is the chance to re-visit old friends"
Priscilla Lindsay, Director

Cast Members

Ryan Artzberger
Bob Crachit, Marley, Topper, & Ensemble
Ryan Artzberger
Bob Crachit, Marley, Topper, & Ensemble
Ryan’s IRT credits include Clue, Oedipus, A Christmas Carol, Cyrano, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Diary of Anne Frank, Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, God of Carnage, Rabbit HoleIron Kisses, and Death of a Salesman. Ryan is executive artistic director of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company. Regional credits include the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, the Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, the Lookingglass, and Great Lakes. Ryan graduated from Ohio University and Juilliard. “Love to Marita, Will, and Clara.”
Sean Blake
Fezziwig, Christmas Present, Pawnbroker, & Ensemble
Sean Blake
Fezziwig, Christmas Present, Pawnbroker, & Ensemble
Sean made his IRT debut in last season’s A Christmas Carol. Broadway/National Tour: Hal Prince and Susan Strohman’s Show Boat. Regional credits: the Goodman Theatre, the Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Asolo Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, and many more. Sean can be heard on the original cast recording of Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce. Television credits: Empire (FOX), Chicago P.D. (NBC), and Mixtape (Netflix). Sean is a proud member of AEA and SAG, and is represented by Gray Talent. “Enjoy.”
Kayla Carter
Felicity, Belle, Laundress, & Ensemble
Kayla Carter
Felicity, Belle, Laundress, & Ensemble
Kayla is very excited to be in her first ever A Christmas Carol. Hurrah! Chicago credits include Roe, How to Catch Creation (Goodman Theatre); The Last Match, Smart People (Writers Theatre); Mansfield Park (Northlight Theatre; and work with the Shakespeare Project of Chicago. Recent regional credits include Eurydice, As You Like It (American Shakespeare Center); The Moors (American Players Theater). Film/TV: Knives and Skin (IFC Films), neXt (Fox), Chicago Med (NBC) and APB (Fox). Kayla is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Instagram: @kaylacrater. “For the ancestors, forever.”
Noah Gringauz
Child Scrooge, Tiny Tim, & Ensemble
Noah Gringauz
Child Scrooge, Tiny Tim, & Ensemble
Noah is thrilled to be part of this year’s Carol. He is 11 years old and a resident of Zionsville. Noah has performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Cat in Carmel, and Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. He has been the lead singer of The Rockets band for the past 5 years through Carmel Music Academy. Noah also plays the violin for Zionsville Middle School Orchestra and has learned to play the piano, drums, and ukulele through CMA. In addition to theatre, Noah enjoys cross country running, computer coding, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Jennifer Johansen
Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Crachit, Prudence, & Ensemble
Jennifer Johansen
Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Crachit, Prudence, & Ensemble
Among Jen’s IRT appearances are The House That Jack Built, The Game’s Afoot, and The Syringa Tree. Phoenix Theatre favorites include Wild HorsesThe Pill, Hir, and The Christians. With the Human Race Theatre, favorites include Gloria: A Life and God of Carnage. Jen is a member of Indianapolis Shakespeare Company where she most recently performed in Love’s Labor’s Lost. Jen proudly serves on the boards of American Lives Theatre and Summer Stock Stage. Proud spouse of Rob Johansen. Jen is a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. “Dedicated to Bob-O, and to our Puds.”  
Rob Johansen
Scrooge
Rob Johansen
Scrooge
This is Rob’s 16th Carol and his 52nd show at the IRT. Among his other IRT favorites are three one-person shows—This Wonderful Life, Underneath the Lintel, and After Paul McCartney—as well as The Grapes of Wrath, The Game’s Afoot, The 39 Steps, Cyrano (2002), and The Mystery of Irma Vep. Rob is a passionate worker at the Humane Society of Indianapolis, and asks people to consider getting their fur babies there. Shelter pups make the best pets! “This one’s for Puds.”
Nathan Karnik
Fred, Young Scrooge, Christmas Future, & Ensemble
Nathan Karnik
Fred, Young Scrooge, Christmas Future, & Ensemble
Nathan s honored to be making his IRT debut in A Christmas Carol. Favorite regional credits include Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Hangar Theatre), Prince Eric in Little Mermaid (Music Theatre Works), U/S Beast and Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), and Neville Landless in Drood (Blank Theatre Company). Nathan graduated from Northwestern University, where he studied Music Theatre, Performance Studies, and Economics. He is a Chicago-based performer and a proud Atlanta native. “Thanks to my family, friends and mentors for your support.”  nathankarnik.com
Juniper O'Meara Gaines
Child Scrooge, Tiny Tim, & Ensemble
Juniper O'Meara Gaines
Child Scrooge, Tiny Tim, & Ensemble
Juniper is elated to make her acting debut at IRT! She is a third grader from Brownsburg who has been training in dance and acting for four years. When she is not playing with her five siblings and four dogs, she loves creating art or trying a new sport. “I thank God, my family, my school, and everyone at IRT for believing in me. I hope this story will inspire you to care for your lonely or hungry neighbors all year round.” In loving memory of Travis O’Meara (1976-2023).
Maria Argentina Souza
Christmas Past, Penelope, Charwoman, & Ensemble
Maria Argentina Souza
Christmas Past, Penelope, Charwoman, & Ensemble
This is Maria’s third IRT Carol. In addition to IRT, Maria’s Indiana credits include work with Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre, Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Summit Performance Indianapolis, and others. She also appeared Off-Broadway and with other Regional Theatres around the country. Maria received her M.F.A. from the Actors Studio Drama School. “Thank you for supporting the arts. May your holiday season be filled with things that bring you joy!"  

Creative Team

Priscilla Lindsay
Director
Priscilla Lindsay
Director
Priscilla has appeared in more than 60 productions at the IRT, including Sense and Sensibility, The Game’s Afoot, Shirley Valentine, Doubt, Death of a Salesman, Driving Miss Daisy, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Glass Menagerie. She directed IRT productions of To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, The Miracle Worker, and many editions of A Christmas Carol. From 2010 to 2021, Priscilla was Chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (her alma mater). In 2018 at Michigan she appeared as Linda Loman with Alec Baldwin in Death of a Salesman.
Russell Metheny
Scenic Designer
Russell Metheny
Scenic Designer
Russell has designed 75 IRT productions, including A Christmas Carol, The House That Jack Built, Cyrano, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Game’s Afoot, Who Am I This Time?, A Little Night Music, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, God of Carnage, The Heavens Are Hung in Black, Iron Kisses, The Gentleman from Indiana, Arcadia, and Ah, Wilderness. He has also designed for the Studio Theatre, the Great Lakes and Idaho Shakespeare festivals, Asolo Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, the Old Globe Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Missouri Rep, the Goodman Theatre, and Goodspeed Musicals.
Linda Pisano
Costume Designer
Linda Pisano
Costume Designer
This is Linda’s 19th design collaboration with IRT. Her work has been selected twice for the Quadrennial World Design Expo in Prague and twice for the World Stage Design exhibition. She is a three-time winner at the National Stage Expo, and a four-time recipient of the Peggy Ezekiel Award. Her work was featured in a world design exhibition with the Bakhrushin Museum in Moscow and the China Institute of Stage Design in Beijing. She serves as Chair of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University in Bloomington, where she is professor of costume design.  
Michael Lincoln
Lighting Designer
Michael Lincoln
Lighting Designer
Michael has designed 57 productions at the IRT, including Finding Home, You Can’t Take It with You, Noises Off, Who Am I This Time?, A Little Night Music, and The 39 Steps. Highlights of his career include the Broadway productions of Copenhagen and Skylight and off-Broadway designs including Mr. Goldwyn, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Defying Gravity, Bunny Bunny, and Swingtime Canteen. Michael has had long associations with the Alley Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Studio Theatre DC, Santa Fe Opera, and Los Angeles Ballet. He is artistic director of Tantrum Theater, the professional theatre of Ohio University. www.michaellincoln.net
Molly Tiede
Associate Lighting Designer
Molly Tiede
Associate Lighting Designer
Molly’s NYC/regional credits include DirectorFest (ART NY), A View from the Bridge, (Gerald Lynch Theater), Anthem (Sheen Center), What Was Lost, Shades of Blue (Abingdon Theater), La Traviata (VAO), Cavalleria Rusticana (BLO), I and You (Portland Stage) Josephine, After Live (Opera Colorado), Light and Dark (Dayton Ballet). As associate/assistant: The Heiress (Walter Kerr), Here There Are Blueberries (La Jolla Playhouse and STC, DC), Too Much Sun, Can You Forgive Her, This Day Forward (Vineyard), The Lady from Dubuque, Wakey Wakey (Signature), Love, Love, Love (Roundabout); LAByrinth, George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Alley Theater, Old Globe San Diego; Opera: Juilliard, Santa Fe, Gotham Chamber, Opera Colorado.
Michael Keck
Composer
Michael Keck
Composer

At the IRT, Michael has composed for Sense and Sensibility; Cyrano; Murder on the Orient Express; Looking Over the President’s Shoulder;  April 4, 1968 (in which he also acted); and many others. His music has accompanied productions at Syracuse Stage, Guthrie Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, The Alliance, Rep St. Louis, Mark Taper Forum, and many others. His international credits include the Market Theatre Johannesburg South Africa, the Barbican Theatre Center, and Bristol Old Vic. He is a member of AEA, SAG–AFTRA, and ASCAP.

Nicholas A. Owens
Choreographer
Nicholas A. Owens
Choreographer
Nicholas is co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Kenyettá Dance Company. Credits include Excerpts of Dreams, Signs of the Times, Speaking without Words, Groundwork Suites, Black Dance Matters, Black Box Theory, Sincerely Love, and Summer Solstice for Kenyettá Dance Company; The Color Purple and Ragtime at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre; and America the Modern, Love Is, Mad for Musicals, Super Soul, and Ray & Ella for Dance Kaleidoscope; A Christmas Carol (2022) and The Reclamation if Madison Hemings at IRT. This is his sixth year teaching at Shortridge High School as the Director of the MYP/CP/DP Dance Program.
Brent E. Marty
Musical Director
Brent E. Marty
Musical Director
Brent been actively involved in the Indianapolis arts community for 25 years, working with several local organizations as a director, musical director, performer, instructor, and accompanist. He has helmed more than 125 productions as music director and currently serves as Director of Music & Education for Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, where he and his team administer the state’s largest classroom-based theatre education program. Brent was named a 2015 Creative Arts Renewal Fellow by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and is a proud graduate of the Ball State University Department of Theatre.  
Richard J Roberts
Dramaturg
Richard J Roberts
Dramaturg
This is Richard’s 34th season with the IRT, and his 26th as resident dramaturg. He has also been a dramaturg for the New Harmony Project, Write Now, and the Hotchner Playwriting Festival. He has directed IRT productions of A Christmas Carol, The Cay, Bridge & Tunnel, The Night Watcher, Neat, Pretty Fire, The Giver, The Power of One, and Twelfth Night. Other directing credits include Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Phoenix, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Edyvean. Richard studied music at DePauw and theatre at IU and was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Erin Robson-Smith
Stage Manager
Erin Robson-Smith
Stage Manager
Since moving to Indianapolis in 2013, Erin has had the pleasure of working with IRT and its incredible staff. Favorite productions include A Christmas Carol, The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin, Pipeline, Finding Home with IRT; The Hotel Nepenthe and Love Bird with the Phoenix Theatre; The Convent with Summit Performance Indianapolis; Sometimes a Great Notion and Frost/Nixon with Portland Center Stage; and Metamorphoses and Frozen with Artists Repertory Theatre. Erin spent the summers of 2008 and 2009 working with the JAW Festival at Portland Center Stage.  
Becky Roeber
Assistant Stage Manager
Becky Roeber
Assistant Stage Manager
Becky is now an Indianapolis local and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. This is their seventh season working at Indiana Repertory Theatre. They also serve as Production Manager for Summer Stock Stage and as Production Stage Manager for Summer Stock Stage's young professionals branch, Eclipse. “I am proud to be a part of the Indianapolis theatre community and grateful to continue to produce theatre with the team at IRT.”
Claire Simon CSA
Casting
Claire Simon CSA
Casting
Based in Chicago, Claire Simon CSA has worked with the IRT for the past 24 years on casting more than 40 productions, including Clue, Oedipus, Sense and Sensibility, Murder on the Orient Express, Twelve Angry Men, You Can’t Take It With You, Holmes and Watson, Noises Off, Appoggiatura, and many more. Other regional credits include Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Rep, and the Tony Award–winning Million Dollar Quartet. TV credits include Empire, Easy, Sense8Chicago FireChicago PD, Crisis, and Betrayal. Film credits include Divergent, Contagion, Unexpected, and Man of Steel. Claire has won two Artios Awards.

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