Joanna will play Mrs. Bob in the Gallery Players’ production of Christopher Durang’s “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge” from December 5th through December 20th.
Stay tuned for pictures and details.
The Gallery Players is a beloved Brooklyn institution located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and has been producing original plays and recent Broadway and off-Broadway revivals since 1967.
From the Gallery Players’ description of the show:
In this departure from Dickens, young Scroogeâ€™s exclamations of â€œBah, humbug!â€ are an undiagnosed â€œkind of seasonal Touretteâ€™s Syndrome,â€ and The Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a sassy African-American woman with enough attitude to portray all three spirits (which she does)… Mrs. Bob Cratchit, a minor character in the Dickens, takes center stage here. No longer loving and long suffering, Mrs. Bob is in a rage: Sheâ€™s sick of Tiny Tim (the goody-goody crippled child), she hates her twenty other children (most of them confined to the root cellar), including oversized Little Nell, and she wants to get drunk and jump off London Bridge. As the Ghost loses more control, the plot morphs into parodies of Oliver Twist, â€œThe Gift of the Magiâ€ and Itâ€™s a Wonderful Life. And to make matters worse, Scrooge and Mrs. Bob seem to be kindred souls falling in love. With a dÃ©nouement that is two parts Touched by an Angel and one part The Queen of Mean, Scroogeâ€™s tale of redemption and gentle grace is placed squarely on its head.