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"A Radio Christmas Carol" heralds the holidays - 12/03/19

VANCOUVER, Wash. — "A Radio Christmas Carol," a live radio drama led by John Barber, faculty member in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver, returns to the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver for one performance Dec. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the performance at 7 p.m.

This marks the seventh year for Re-Imagined Radio’s performance of the popular holiday classic, which features local voice actors and sound artists. The radio drama is based on Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol, first published on Dec. 19, 1843, and never out of print since.

Barber emphasized the eternal timeliness of the novel’s message. "The message is that humanity far outweighs riches,” Barber said. “This message is very important as we contemplate the changes and uncertainties ahead of us as a culture, a community, a country."

Tickets are available for $10 in advance online at, or for $12 at the door the night of the performance. Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase before and during the performance.

Re-Imagined Radio is a partnership between Barber, Kiggins Theatre, KXRW Radio, Metropolitan Performing Arts, and the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver.

About the collaborators

The Kiggins Theatre has been a landmark in downtown Vancouver since 1936. It is owned and operated by WSU alumnus Dan Wyatt, Jr. Metropolitan Performing Arts is a nonprofit organization providing performing theater arts education and community theater for Southwest Washington. KXRW-FM Radio is an independent, volunteer-based, Vancouver radio station dedicated to delivering quality programming and community building in Southwest Washington and beyond.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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