November 14, 2011 | « back

NEW YORK TIMES – Taylor Takes on Dickens in A Christmas Carol


The American balladeer James Taylor will plunge into the world of Charles Dickens. Mr. Taylor will play the role of Bob Cratchit in a production of A Christmas Carol by the Berkshire Theater Group next month. The show is adapted by Eric Hill from Dickens’ ghostly tale; Mr. Hill will co-direct along with E. Gray Simons III, the theater group said in an announcement on Friday. “I know that James will bring his inherent charm and gentleness to bear in his portrayal of Bob Cratchit, a good and unpretentious man,” Mr. Hill said. A Christmas Carol will run Dec. 17-30 at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Mass.