The focus of this week’s podcast is the ongoing Comedy Roast of Ebenezer Scrooge, put on by the Actor’s Theatre of Minnesota and performed at Camp in St. Paul.
00:00: In which we introduce the performers, discuss spelling, and Josh Carson gives us the rundown on how the idea of roasting Ebenezer Scrooge came to fruition.
02:45: Sam Landman discusses the origins of the modern roast and the cast pinpoints what makes Scrooge such an effective target.
06:13: A comment on Mrs. Cratchit leads to an examination of the modern incarnations of A Christmas Carol.
11:08: We move into discussing how the show has changed in a year’s time, and how amorphous it is from show to show.
13:59: Justine speaks to her experience coming into the show in its second year.
16:23: I attempt to rein in the cast a bit by bringing the conversation around to Camp bar.
The Comedy Roast of Ebenezer Scrooge runs until December 22nd at Camp.