Vanessa Leuck, Ethan Popp and Broadway on the North Fork will produce an all-new, one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to play an immersive, socially-distant run at Greenport’s First and South Restaurant & Bar this holiday season.
A three-hour, experience, an audience of 20 patrons will enjoy an elegant feast while witnessing this epic tale in an all-new telling. The production runs December 9 through 20 with dinner performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Brunch performances are offered on Fridays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Starring as the show’s storyteller is New England actor Scott H. Severance, who has starred as Scrooge in the national tour of the production for the last six years. His regional credits include Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof,” Harold in “The Full Monty,” King Triton in “The Little Mermaid” and Edna in “Hairspray.”
Based on the classic Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol” features a book written by Severance with additional material by Outer Critics Circle Honoree and Drama Desk Award nominee Vanessa Leuck and two-time Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp. This festive holiday celebration combines a three-course meal with one man’s singular retelling of a tale he’s intimately familiar with, 50 years to the day after Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday redemption.
“Since conceptualizing the idea of Broadway on the North Fork after the New York theater industry shut down in March, and with safety at the forefront of our minds, we’ve been committed to finding a way to bring, year-round, high-quality theatrical entertainment to the North Fork of Long Island,” producers Leuck and Popp said in a statement. “We’re beyond thrilled to be partnering with Sarah Loth and First and South Restaurant & Bar, a venue known for their fantastic fare and creating unique themed events throughout the year, to present such an elegant retelling of this Dickens’ classic with an exciting, all-new twist.”
In the true spirit of the holidays, the production will be partnering with Community Action
Southold Town (CAST) to collect new, unwrapped toys, clothing and monetary donations
for North Fork families in need at performances between December 9 and 17, and non-perishable food items at performances on December 18 and 20.
The show will be presented in a tented, socially distant outdoor setting and adhere to COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Tickets and information are available at firstandsouth.com and broadwayonthenorthfork.com.