Bull Skit presents A Christmas Carol, with some help from the audience

Red Deer improv group puts a new spin on a classic tale

The biggest guy in the cast plays Tiny Tim.

But that isn’t surprising, considering Bull Skit comedy is putting on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Scott Block in Red Deer.

Many other parts of the familiar story of three ghosts helping Ebenezer Scrooge see his miserly ways, will go similarly askew. After all, the audience will decide key plot points in this unorthodox retelling of a Christmas classic.

Director Jenna Goldade said the crowd can choose what Scrooge does for a living, what’s his famous tag line (replacing ‘Bah! Humbug!’) and other aspects of the partly improvised tale. “They will have to answer 20 questions before the show begins.”

This year’s cast of nine actors features Matt Taylor as Scrooge, Jeremy Robinson reprising the role of Bob Cratchit, and Arick Yasinski as Tiny Tim.

This is the third year that Against the Wall Theatre’s Bull Skit is doing the play with songs, but Goldade said it can’t help being a different show every year — and every evening — since “there are always new improvisations.”

Tickets for the 8 p.m. shows (also 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday) are available from www.bullskitcomedy.com.

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