Jory & Dixon

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL FARCE Featuring the Five-Minute Christmas Carol

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Comedy, 30-minute One Act

Charles Dickens’s ghost arranges for a high school production of A Christmas Carol to be broadcast on TV. The cast is ecstatic, until they learn their performance must be cut to one hour. At the TV studio, they discover it must be cut to 40 minutes for commercials. Just before they go on-air, an overtime football game forces them to cut again. When all that’s left is 5 minutes, they perform an hilariously fast holiday classic.


17 F

8 M

Character List: Approximately 17F/8M, but can be doubled to 10F/6M

Setting: Various locations at Slowdance High School and the production studio at KCAT TV. The time is the present.


Jon Jory

As the Producing Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory directed over 125 plays and produced over 1,000 during his 32-year tenure. He conceived the internationally lauded Humana Festival of New American Plays, the SHORTS Festival, and the Brown-Forman Classics-in-Context Festival. He was also the Artistic Founding Director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and he has been inducted in New York’s Theatre Hall of Fame. Mr. Jory has directed professionally in... [FULL BIO]


Michael Bigelow Dixon

Michael Bigelow Dixon retired as an Associate Professor from the Theater Program at Transylvania University in 2017. He also taught for three years at Goucher College in Baltimore, and he was the Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Professor in the Theatre Department at Carleton College in 2003. He taught on the theatre faculty at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC in the... [FULL BIO]