A Christmas Carol Program

Posted on: December 8, 2022, by :

 Adapted by Mark Torres, based on the classic story by Charles Dickens

Directed by Julie Arnold Lisnet


Ben Layman: Scrooge

Roland Dube: Narrator, Cratchit, Fezziwig, Gentleman 2

Deanna Rice: Narrator, Gentlewoman, Christmas Present, Caroline

Jesse Speed: Narrator, Nephew, Young Scrooge, Husband 1, Peter Cratchet, Tiny Tim, Husband 2, Young Boy 

Jen Snow: Narrator, Fan, Mrs. Cratchet, Margaret

Joe Fisher: Narrator, Gentleman 1, Christmas Past, Old Joe

Julie Arnold Lisnet: Narrator, Marley, Belinda Cratchet, Charwoman

Christie Robinson: Narrator, Bell, Martha Cratchet, Niece, Laundress

Ben Layman-  Ben Layman (Props) Ben is a Maine native and a resident of Bangor. Ben has been involved with theatre in the area for over 30 years. As a director for Ten Bucks, Ben productions of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Turn of the Screw, The Crucible, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Dracula, The Nerd and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (co-direct), The Diary of Anne Frank, Macbeth and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Sunshine Boys and Shuddersome: Tales of Poe. As an actor for Ten Bucks, Ben has been seen in The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, Rabbit Hole, Blithe Spirit, The Nerd, A Midsummer Nights’ Dream, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet.

Roland Dube- Roland Dube lives in Bangor and has retired after 41 years in education. He is pleased to be involved with Ten Buck’s reading of A Christmas Carol. He loves theatre and has recently done shows with The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine, Winter Harbor Arts, Some Theatre Company and Lamoine Community Theatre. He is treasurer of GSSME and the Bangor Community Theatre.

Deanna Rice- Deanna Rice has been performing in plays and musicals since her early days as nursery rhyme characters in her Kindergarten play. Yes, there are videos. No, you may not see them. In following years she played Duffy in Annie, and was part of the ensemble in Guys and Dolls, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun and Oliver!, all while performing with the Presque Isle Community Players. After moving to the Bangor area in 2012, she started doing shows with Ten Bucks as soon as she was able. She has most recently been seen as various characters in Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, a reader in Scary Stories, Audrey in As You Like It, and various characters in Spoon River Anthology, all with TBT. She has also worked behind the scenes as stage manager and stage crew for both TBT and True North Theatre productions. She currently serves as the Secretary and Member’s Director for TBT and will soon direct her first production in spring 2023. She hopes you enjoy the reading and get holly jolly with us!

Jesse Speed- Jesse lives in Bangor and has performed with Ten Buck Theatre numerous times including The Taming of the Shrew, Spoon River Anthology, As You Like it and TBT’s collaboration with True North Theatre’s production of Greetings!. He is glad to once again share the stage with his friends at TBT to bring A Christmas Carol to life with this dramatic reading. Happy Holidays!

Jennifer Snow (she/her)- Jennifer is excited to be reading A Christmas Carol with Ten Bucks Theatre. Jennifer has been a member of TBT since 2015 and a Board member in various roles since 2017. This classic story is the perfect way to kick off the Yuletide season, and she can’t wait to share it with all of you. Enjoy the show.

Joe Fisher-  Joe Fisher was last seen in Ten Bucks Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet. A farmer, WERU dj, and lifelong Dickens fan, this is his eighth production with Ten Bucks.

Julie Arnold Lisnet-  Julie Arnold Lisnet (Director/Actor) is an actor, director and educator. She teaches Fundamentals of Acting and Survey of Dramatic Literature at UMaine. She received her BA in Theatre and her MA in Acting from UMaine and has worked for Penobscot Theatre, Maine Theatre, Theatre of the Enchanted Forest, The Assembled Players, Marsh Island Stage, Maine Shakespeare Festival, Northern Lights Theatre and True North Theatre. She is a founding member/actor/director for Ten Bucks Theatre Co. and has directed TBT’s productions of The Bald Soprano, Terra Nova, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (co-directed), The Tempest, Death of a Salesman, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Elephant Man, a co-directed production of Spoon River Anthology, As You Like It, and most recently Romeo & Juliet. For UMaine she has directed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Curious Savage, Rumors, The Mineola Twins, Twelfth Night and Terra Nova. Directing credits also include The Odd Couple and Arsenic and Old Lace for The Grand in Ellsworth. Favorite roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Sister Mary in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Nat in Rabbit Hole, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Sybil in Fawlty Towers, Louise in Always…Patsy Cline, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, Van Helsing in Dracula, Mrs. Webb in Our Town, Mattie Fae in August Osage County, Annie in Calendar Girls and Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter. She was most recently seen in Penobscot Theatre’s productions of Safety Net and Flyin’ Solo and directed PTC’s Becoming Dr. Ruth. Julie lives in Bangor with her husband Ron and their daughter, Natalie Acadia.

Christie Robinson-  An avid “A Christmas Carol” fan, Christie is thrilled to read this classic tale with Ten Bucks. Christie first appeared with Ten Bucks in the 2013 production of THE TEMPEST. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Florida and a Certificate of Performance from the Circle in the Square Musical Theater School in NYC. Christie is a company member of the Penobscot Theater, the co-host of “The Nite Show,” and is the Theater Arts teacher at Hermon High School. She enjoys spending time with her little old man dog, Sir Toby. Thank you, Julie!

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