When William Cathey adapted Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to a radio play for his capstone project, little did he know what it would become. In a special session at the state Capitol Tuesday, Governor Mary Fallin declared December 19, 2017 “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Day.”
Cathey’s adaptation of the classic Dickens’ work, “A Christmas Carol in Prose,” was created as a way to broaden an existing radio project with Rev. Don Wolf, pastor of St. Eugene Catholic Church. The project features prominent figures from around the Oklahoma City-metro, including Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, U.S. Representative Steve Russell, Midwest City Chief of Police and Rose State College Regent Brandon Clabes, and various local radio and TV personalities.
The radio play includes various Rose State College Faculty and Staff, including RSC staffer Martin Steger who plays the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
The 68-minute production will air Dec. 22 – 24 on Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Network stations, and is available to purchase via digital download or CD. Proceeds will benefit a variety of organizations, including the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Xavier Society for the Blind.
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