A ghostly figure covered in chains points three fingers at a grumpy man who is dressed in Victorian-style pajamas. His three fingers represent the 3 ghosts who will visit the man in the overnight hours.
Stephen F. Schmidt as Jacob Marley and Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 2019 Ford’s Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Michael Baron. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

A Radio Adaptation of Our Holiday Tradition

1 hour
Recommended for 5 and older

In time for the holiday season and in partnership with WAMU 88.5 FM, Ford’s Theatre presents a one-hour radio play adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, featuring acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge.

This adaptation of the popular Ford’s Theatre holiday tradition captures the magic of Dickens’s Yuletide classic. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption.

The radio play was available until January 1, 2021. WAMU 88.5 FM broadcasted the play on December 25, 2020, at noon EDT. In addition, it was available for national broadcast on select PRX radio stations during December 2020.

Artistic Team

Director Michael Wilson
Associate Director Craig A. Horness
Sound Design, Original Music & Audio Production John Gromada
Dialects and Vocal Director Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast


Headshot of actor Jonathan Atkinson.

Jonathan Atkinson

Young Scrooge/Topper

Michael Bunce

Second Solicitor

Headshot for actor Ryan Burke.

Ryan Burke

First Solicitor

Headshot for Ashley Buster.

Ashley D. Buster

Martha Cratchit

Headshot for actress Maria Egler.

Maria Egler

Mrs. Dilber

Headshot of actress Kristen Garaffo.

Kristen Garaffo

Mrs. Fred’s Sister

Headshot for actress Rayanne Gonzales.

Rayanne Gonzales

Spirit of Christmas Present

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Sylvie Gromada

Belinda Cratchit

Murray Horwitz


Headshot of actress Yesenia Iglesias.

Yesenia Iglesias

Mrs. Cratchit

Headshot of actor Gregory Maheu

Gregory Maheu

Bob Cratchit

Headshot of actor Joe Mallon.

Joe Mallon

Mr. Marvel, A Clock Vendor

Headshot for actress Justine "Icy" Moral.

Justine “Icy” Moral

Spirit of Christmas Past

Christopher Mueller

Undertaker/Boy Scrooge/Peter Cratchit

Stephen F. Schmidt

Marley’s Ghost

Awa Sal Secka

Mrs. Fred

Headshot of actor Tom Story.

Tom Story

Mr. Fezziwig

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Ian Fletcher Strati

Tiny Tim/Turkey Boy

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Lula Talenfeld


Headshot of Actor Bueka Uwemedimo.

Bueka Uwemedimo


Craig Wallace

Ebenezer Scrooge

Headshot of actress Emily Zickler.

Emily Zickler


Behind the Scenes

A Christmas Carol throughout the years.

In this Google Arts and Culture exhibit, see how <em>A Christmas Carol</em> has evolved through the years at Ford’s Theatre.

A man dressed in a Victorian robe and nightcap holds a gold goblet in a toast. He stands next to woman dressed as Spirit of Christmas Present in a richly decorated green Victorian-style dress and sunburst crown.
Photo of Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge and Rayanne Gonzales as Spirit of Christmas Present in the 2021 production of <em>A Christmas Carol</em> by Carol Rosegg.

Downloadable Materials

Enjoy our souvenir program, featuring photos and holiday recipes from Clyde’s. Or download coloring pages featuring sketches by costume designer Alejo Vietti.