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Chicago’s Theatre of the Air LIVE!

SOLD OUT – A Christmas Carol – A Radio Play

Le Jardin
Adults & Children: $2
Ages 5 and up

Two Performances

Saturday, December 17, 7 – 8 pm
Sunday, December 18, 11 am – 12 pm

The set for Cantigny’s version of “A Christmas Carol” is a vintage radio station. Audiences will enjoy a behind-the-scenes perspective as they watch a talented five-member cast cycle through multiple characters. To the side, an old-time radio sound artist will create realistic auditory effects to support the action on stage. The show is inspired by Chicago’s Theatre of the Air, a real radio program introduced by Colonel Robert McCormick on WGN in 1940.

While the setting is a bit different, the main character’s journey is familiar. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a Chicago citizen in the 1940s and publisher of the Chicago Daily News. Guided by three memorable spirits, he will need to learn the true meaning of Christmas and “goodwill to all” if he is to save himself from an unforgiving future.

Adapted and directed by Christopher Corrigan


Ebenezer Scrooge – Joe Ascenzo
Actor 1 – John Bihun
Actor 2 – Jeff Gordon
Actor 3 – Jameyrae Swetman
Actor 4 – Nicole Borowski
Foley Artist – Will Buhlig

Photos from past performances

2019 Performance 2021 Cast Photo

Questions? Contact: ccorrigan@fdmuseum.org