In his director’s note in the program for Chapel Street Players’ “Scrooge’s Christmas,” Timothy Sheridan talks about the perceived simplicity of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
“If it were that simple,” he writes, “I would not see the point in bringing their story to life.”
Sheridan’s interpretation of Ken Jones’ version of the classic story,
Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1946 film that became a cult Christmas classic in the 1980s, is getting a 1940s-style radio treatment at Chapel Street Theatre in Newark through Saturday.
Under the direction of Brian M. Touchette, this simple, stripped down format proves to be a brilliant way to bring a story that rapidly shifts time and place to the stage,