Brooklyn Community Theatre presents ‘A Carol Play’ by Josh Gerard, Dec. 17 and 18; to benefit the Brooklyn Food Pantry
The Brooklyn Community Theatre presents "A Carol Play," a one-act, faith-based production at the Brooklyn Opera House on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18. The play was written and produced by Josh Gerard, the Brooklyn Librarian and local minister. Gerard, pictured above in a file photo, has written eight plays and a musical, saying what he loves about writing is how he is able to put his sense of humor into them. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 2 p.m. on Dec. 18. Admission is $5 and a can of food.
By J.O. Parker
The Brooklyn Community Theatre presents “A Carol Play,” a one-act, faith-based play slated for Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Brooklyn Opera House.
The play was written and directed by Josh Gerard, the Brooklyn librarian and local minister.
The performance is about a director on the eve of the big Christmas play who has entirely forgotten the reason for the season.
“In the middle of demanding perfection from his cast, the director sustains a head injury, and is then visited by the ghosts of Christmas plays past, present and future,” noted Gerard. “Through a series of hilarious events, they just might be able to remind him of what Christmas really means.”
After writing and directing several faith-based plays, Gerard said he found himself becoming a demanding perfectionist and started forgetting the message behind them.
“This play shows how ugly we can let ourselves become when we forget grace and chase after unattainable perfection,” he said.
Gerard has written eight plays and a musical, saying what he loves about writing is how he is able to put his sense of humor into them.
“I love to laugh, and hopefully my scripts make others laugh as well,” Gerard said. “What I like about producing them is to get to see the script come to life by a group of talented people who believed in it enough to give up their time and help make it happen.”
Starring in order of appearance: Travis Williams, Tristan Taylor, Jeff Britts, Ryan Emerson, Emily Britts, Shadlee Hazelwood, Isaiah Williams, Addi Day, Gracie Shook, Olivia DeGeeter, Alaina Holmes, William Manatt, Adelyn McDonald, Abby Smith, Gracie Gerard, Tabitha Mumm, Lorelai Gerard, Megan Hanlon, Axton Bartachek and Traci Williams.
Admission is $5 at the door plus a canned good for the Brooklyn Food Pantry.