Friday, November 4, 2011

Upcoming: A Christmas Carol performed solo by Bernadette Nason, City Theatre, December 1 - 18

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Bernadette Nason in A Christmas Carol by Dickens

Bernadette Nason presents her one-actor performance of

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

December 1 - 18, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

City Theatre, 3823 Airport Blvd (behind the Shell station) (click for map)

Tickets $20; for students and seniors, $15. Thursdays all seats are $15.

Reservations: (512) 454-4925 or by e-mail request to

Award-winning actress and storyteller Bernadette Nason reprises her roles as EVERYONE in this critically-acclaimed one-woman version of Charles Dickens' of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, bringing vivid life to more than 30 characters.

A Christmas Carol has retained its place as a Christmas classic for over 150 years. Charles Dickens abridged A Christmas Carol to streamline the story and make it appropriate for his own readings. This version uses the text (almost entirely) from Charles Dickens' own abridged version of his tale.

Bernadette Nason last appeared in her own one-woman show, Tea in Tripoli (nominated for three B. Iden Payne awards) and before that in The Importance of Being Earnest at the Austin Playhouse. REGIONAL CREDITS include: Austin Playhouse -- Sylvia, Blithe Spirit, Steel Magnolias, The Underpants. Austin Shakespeare -- The Rivals, Richard III, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night. ONSTAGE Theatre -- Shirley Valentine, Harvey, The Mousetrap, Educating Rita. She has worked with numerous other theatre groups and received many awards including the 2007 Austin Critics’ Table Special Citation, “The John Bustin Award for Conspicuous Versatility.” She's appearing at St. Edward's University in the Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of A Lie of the Mind.

AFFILIATIONS: Austin Playhouse acting company, Actors' Equity, SAG.

By day, she is professional touring storyteller, acclaimed both for her spirited re-telling of multicultural folktales and for her personal stories pulled from the contrasting lifestyles of places she’s lived: England, Africa (Libya), the Persian Gulf (Dubai) and the US. Her extraordinary tales present an Englishwoman’s take on being a foreigner abroad with the more profound theme of seeking out new cultures in the search for self. With humorous self-observation, she draws from her cultural experiences to highlight universal truths and life lessons learned through her travels.

"If Monty Python went looking for a female cast member, Bernadette Nason would be an obvious choice. She's innovative, polished, and funny -- a most proper 'pepperpot' of a storyteller."
Barbara McBride Smith, Storyteller (National Storytelling Festival)

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