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Horse Trade presents
A Barefoot Theatre Company production of

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

Israel Horovitz’s stage adaptation of
Charles Dickens classic tale,
A Christmas Carol

Directed by Robert Bruce McIntosh


December 10-12, 16-19, 22-23
@ 8pm
and December 13 & 20
@ 3pm

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Tickets: $18
Students/Seniors $15

Famous the world over, the often bizarre and ultimately heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the others needs no detailing here. Mr. Horovitz's adaptation follows the Dickens original scrupulously but, in bringing it to life on the stage, adds elements of inventiveness and brilliant theatricality which enhance and strength its timeless virtues. The end result is a theatre piece of unique eloquence, which will delight audiences of all ages, and draw forth the best efforts of all engaged in its presentation.

SCROOGE & MARLEY is part of the 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT, a year-long, world-wide festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with 70 of his plays. As Organizer and Executive Producer, the Barefoot Theatre Company leads over 50 theater companies from around the globe including: France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Romania, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Canada, Scotland, England, West Africa and the United States of America with readings, staged readings and fully staged productions of 70 plays by award winning playwright Israel Horovitz. 

Barefoot Theatre Company was founded by a group of multicultural artists in order to produce stimulating and thought provoking theatre for the public. Since then, we have stood by the principles of ensemble collaboration and artistic risks to develop and foster plays, new and existing, with a broad range of social relevance, striving to keep the vitality of American Theatre alive and vibrant. By creating a visceral, more provocative manner of storytelling through our ensemble commitment, we provide emerging artists with the opportunity to explore and take artistic risks while engaging audiences of all ages.

The Cast and Crew

Israel Horovitz (Playwright) His plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide.  His 70+ plays include Line (now in 37th year of continuous performance, off-Broadway, at 13th St. Repertory Theatre), The Indian Wants The Bronx, Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The Widow’s Blind Date, Today I Am A Fountain Pen, Park Your Car In Harvard Yard, North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, Lebensraum , My Old Lady, Free Gift, Cat-Lady, Stations of the Cross, One Under, 50 Years of Caddieing, Speaking Well of the Dead, Unexpected Tenderness, Fast Hands, Security, A Mother’s Love, Sins of the Mother, 6 Hotels (including The Audition Play, Fiddleheads and Lovers, Speaking of Tushy, 2nd Violin, Beirut Rocks, and The Hotel Play), Compromise, The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath, and The P Word. Screenplays include Author! Author!, The Strawberry Statement (Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival), Sunshine (European Academy Award – Best Screenplay),  New York, I Love You, and EMMY-nominated James Dean.  Horovitz wrote, directed and performed the award-winning documentary 3 Weeks After Paradise, shown in the USA on Bravo, now on stage in Paris.  Awards include the OBIE (twice), the Prix de Plaisir du Théâtre, The Prix Italia (for radio plays), The Sony Radio Academy Award (for Man In Snow), The Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award, The Christopher Award, The Drama Desk Award, an Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Elliot Norton Prize, a Lifetime Achievement Award from B’Nai Brith, The Literature Prize of Washington College, an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Salem (Massachusetts) State College, Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Award, The Walker Hancock Prize, and many others.  Horovitz is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage Company (Gloucester, Massachusetts), and is active Artistic Director of the New York Playwrights Lab.  He teaches a master class in screenwriting at Columbia University and La Fèmis, France’s national film school.  Horovitz visits France, frequently, where he often directs French-language productions of his plays.  He is the most-produced American playwright in French theatre history, and has recently been decorated as Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres,  France’s highest decoration for foreign artists.  The 70/70 Horovitz Project, created by NYC’s Barefoot Theatre, began on Horovitz’s 70th birthday. During the year between 31 March 2009 and 31 March 2010, 70 of Horovitz’s plays will be given productions and/or readings by theatres around the globe.  


Robert Bruce McIntosh (Director) is the artistic director of City Lights Youth Theatre where he is currently directing The Grapes of Wrath. Directing credits include: Captains and Courage (Barefoot), Next Year in Jerusalem, Liberty: the Musical (WorkShop Theatre), Fairytale (NYMF), The Laramie Project, The Crucible, Metamorphoses, Somebody in America (City Lights), Lady of Copper, The Road to Freedom, Enough for All, First Lady, Romeo and Juliet (Theater Garden). MFA in Acting from Brandeis University and BA in Theatre Studies from Emory University. Member of AEA & SDC.

featuring JOHN GAZZALE+ as Scrooge

Bios in no particular order:

Aidan Koehler is pleased to be working with The Barefoot Theatre Company once again. Recent credits include: World Premiere collection of short plays Suite Horovitz by Israel Horovitz for the Barefoot Theatre Company, readings with The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre Company as well as the productions of What Shall I Give My Children? and Our Town; Viola, Twlefth Night, and Helena, Midsummer with The Vermont Shakespeare Company; Ivan, Two Maples at Urban Stages; Abigail Williams, Salem Justice with ArtsPower National Touring Co.; Violinist and Narrator, Ransom of Red Chief with East Lynne Thr. Company; Octavia, Antony and Cleopatra at The Looking Glass Theatre; Billitis, Arts Nouvaux, with Xoregos Thr. Co.; and Rosalind, As Your Like It with Queens Shakespeare. Aidan has played violin in numerous plays and recently scored her first film, The Big Fiddle, due out later this year. BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and The Stella Adler Studio. Many thanks her family and to her Jolie.
Daniella Rabbani is an Israeli American actress, singer and voiceover artist. A graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting/ NYU Tisch, her recent New York concert appearances with internationally reknown musician Zalmen Mlotek include A Broadway Yiddish Cabaret with Tovah Felshuh, Jana Robbins and Klez Rapper Socalled, Town Hall NYC, The State Assembly in Albany, Michael Dorf's Oyhoo festival at 92YTribeca and City Winery with the Klez Dispensers. Daniella was presented as part of the City University of New York concert series with the internationally loved punk-rock klez band Golem among others. Select acting credits include: Off Broadway: Gimpel Tam, Atonement. Regional: Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors with the Vermont Shakespeare Company, The Play's the Thing with Actor's Shakespeare Company of NJ. International: Jihad the Musical at the Einburgh Festival, Spectaculo at La Pietra Stage, Florence, Italy. Daniella recently recieved the best actress award at the Pearson Academy Awards and was nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role for her performance as a high school mean girl in Monetizing Emma. Rabbani's voice can be heard guiding you through the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and other world hotspots. For more, check out
John Gazzale - Select theatre credits: Leon in Barefoot Theatre Company's workshop and premiere productions of Dog Day Afternoon. He also appeared in Barefoot's production of Balm and Gilead, and as Arthur, in Lobo Theatre's New York premiere of Tennessee Williams's Spring Storm. John has also worked regionally with the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre, and Theatre of the First Amendment in Northern Virginia. He holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Member Since 2008.
Cheryl Dowling is excited to be sharing in the holiday spirit with The Barefoot Theatre Company. She has performed with Prospect Theater Company and Theater Garden in the NYC. Some favorite regional credits include roles in A Wonderful Life (Mill Mountain Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (Carousel Dinner Theatre), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and The Sound of Music. An NYU graduate and certified pilates mat instructor, she sends so much love and gratitude to her wonderful family and friends.
TRIPP PETTIGREW originally hails from Chattanooga, TN and likes jogging outside, wearing bath robes, and drinking tea. Tripp appeared in the Atlanta TOTS tours of of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Jeff Calhoun & Noah Racey) and42nd Street, spent two summers at the Ogunquit Playhouse with Sally Struthers in Best Little Whorehouse... and Hello, Dolly!, and ran his first marathon in Philadelphia the weekend before Thanksgiving. Other favorites include Crazy For You (Bobby), Triumph of Love (Agis), and Forever Plaid (Sparky). Tripp received a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud Equity member. IL&MYG.
Jennifer Mintzer is thrilled to be joining an amazing cast, performing in "Scrooge and Marley" with the Barefoot Theatre company. Some past favorites include "Chava" in Fiddler on the Roof, "Sally" in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, "Luisa" in The Fantasticks, "Emma Lazarus" in Lady of Copper, and "Elaine Robinson" in The Graduate. Love and thanks to Peter, and to her wonderful family and friends. Special thanks to Rob McIntosh for including her in this production!
Caitlin Davies (Ghost of Christmas Past/ Martha Cratchit) is delighted to be performing in Scrooge and Marley. Regional credits include: A Christmas Carol (The Hanover Theatre), The Crucible (Capital Repertory Theatre), The Winter’s Tale, The Secret Garden, The Heiress, Inherit the Wind, and Little Women (Peterborough Players). NYC credits include: Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, Dark of the Moon, What are Words Worth to a Long Fellow, and Men. Caitlin has performed in NYC readings and workshops with The Barrow Group, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, the Holderness Company, and the WorkShop Theater Company (where she is a member). Thanks to cast, crew, audience, family, and friends!
Gregory Adair comes to Barefoot via the Workshop Theater Co. on w36 where since 2006 he's been in 7 productions (and many staged readings) most notably Arthur Miller's "A View From The Bridge" and the Scottish Play! Currently, Gregg may be seen in the indie short film "Metal Gear" (of video game fame)playing Col Campbell ;the third Army officer in three years, having played U.S. Grant in "The Tragedy of Abraham Lincoln" and Lt Col Chambers in "The Andersonville Trial"
Lastly, Gregg wishes to thank cast and crew of"Scrooge and Marley" for making this holiday season a delight. Truly,God Has Blessed Us Everyone!!
Dan Graff is full of joy this Holiday season, Barefoot's newest member, Dan Graff is elated to bring some of the Ghosts of Christmas to life. Dan welcomes the opportunity to sprinkle kindness in this Barefoot production, seeing as in his last 70/70 Horovitz Project experience; Hotel Play and What Strong Fences Make; Dan hit a bell-hop and got roughed up by a childhood friend.
Anthony Pierini (Tiny Tim) City Lights/Barefoot Theater debut! Recent credits include: “The Pillowman” (boy), "The Who's Tommy" (Tommy age 4), and "The Wizard of OZ" (child ensemble). Film/TV: "Celebrity Ghost Stories", "Z Rock", and "Wonder Pets" (VO). He is excited for this opportunity thanks the director, cast, crew, and everyone from City Lights/Barefoot Theatre Company. He also thanks his agents at Abrams, family and friends for their love and support!
BETTY HUDSON appeared on Broadway in GEORGE M. BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. OffBroadway in PRIVATE LIVE OF THE MASTER RACE, IT'S ONLY A PLAY, MAC BETH, OUR TOWN, VAGINA MONOLOGUES, STREET DREAMS. She was in DOG DAY AFTERNOON for Barefoot Theatre Company. National tours, GEORGE M with Mickey Rooney, ANYTHING GOES with Chita Rivera. Regionally in ANASTASIA in Stratford, Conn. ANNIE in Virginia, LI'L ABNER in Illinois,NUNSENCE in New Jersey. Films, OBJECT OF MY AFFECTION, PRODUCERS ,URCHIN, LOVE SIMPLE, and soon to be released EXTRA MAN. She was Mrs. McGreavey on the TV series ED, and the Judge on COURT TV. Proud member of Actors Equity and extremely proud to be a part of this production
Ken Glickfeld (Marley) has appeared in New York City with American Globe Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Common Ground Stage and Film Co., The Deptford Players, Flux Theater Ensemble, Peculiar Works Project, and The Workshop Theater among others. Some NYC credits include Angel Eaters (Doc O’Malley), Two Gentleman of Verona (Duke), Blood of the Bear (Murry Falkner), Uncle Vanya (Vanya), The Bogus Bride(Dottore), Hamlet (Polonius), The King Of Infinite Space (the King) and Balm In Gilead (Frank). Regional Credits include Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Utterson),To The Ladies (John Kincaid), Sherlock's Last Case (Watson), Rain (Joe Horn), Why Marry? (Uncle Everett), Uncle Vanya (Vanya,) Speed the Plow (Charlie Fox), Twelfth Night (Sir Toby Belch) and both Dukes in As You Like It). Films: Soldiers in the Shadows (to be released) Don’t Drink the Water (Woody Allen, Dir.), The Accountant, and for TV, Deadline, and playing “God” in Spaceship on IFC.
Jeremy Brena - Theater: became a Barefoot Theatre Company member in 2002 with their production of ?De Donde?. Other theater Barefoot credits: Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, A Festival of Short Plays and Poetry by Israel Horovitz , Metropolitan Operas, the 40th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm in Gilead, Israel Horovitz's New Shorts, and the workshop production of Dog Day Afternoon. He was seen at The Boston Theatre Marathon in Horovitz's The Audition Play which was produced by Barefoot in association with the Gloucester Stage Company. Most recently seen in the World Premiere of Suite Horovitz, a collection of short plays by Israel Horovitz at Theater For The New City as part of the 70/70 Horovitz Project. Jeremy revisited the role of Sal in Barefoot's world premiere of Dog Day Afternoon at Theatre Row. He holds a B.A. in Theatre from the College of Charleston. Member Since 2002.
  Michael LoPorto (Sound Designer) Michael is also an actor and musician and has toured most of the East Coast as a drummer in several bands, at such notable venues as CBGB, The Continental, The Knitting Factory, The Pipeline, Coney Island High, The Midway Cafe, L'Amours, and The Tune Inn. Favorite acting credits: Treat in Orphans by Lyle Kessler, Valere in Moliere's The Miser, Jack in Sweet Citrus by Jen Boutell, The Stranger in Balm In Gilead by Lanford Wilson, and Nathan Leopold in Never The Sinner by John Logan. BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, 2004. Michael is a founding member and currently the Associate Director of Barefoot Theatre Company and an associate member of SDC. Member Since 1999.
Victoria Malvagno (Choreography & Costume Design, Producer) Theater, Acting: Liberty, the new musical (New Workshop Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre), The Water Engine (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland), Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (Theatre Row Theatres), the workshop and premiere of Dog Day Afternoon (Theatre Row Theatres), Jose Rivera's Marisol (Looking Glass Theatre), Women and Wallace (78th Street Theatre Lab), The Audition Play (Boston Theatre Marathon, 2007), Originated the role of Shelly in Israel Horovitz's Security (Gloucester Stage Company / 78th Street Theatre Lab.) T.V.: The Glamorous Life (Pilot). Film: Security, Mad Hot Ballroom. Victoria is also an Educational Liaison and teaching artist for The American Ballroom Theater. Her work with ABrT's Dancing Classrooms program can be seen in the award winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. She is a founder and currently the Managing Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company. Member Since 1999.
John Harlacher - (Effects Designer) As an actor, NY theatre credits: Dog Day Afternoon, Rats, Next!, Complete Control (Barefoot Theatre Company) Danton's Death (Prospect Theatre Company), The Little Prince (Theatron), Young Adolf Hitler (La Mama). Film credits: Love Simple and The Cry of Dracula. He wrote and directed the feature film Urchin, about a homeless boy searching for the paradise under New York City. Urchin was released theatrically in 2007 and is distributed worldwide on DVD. In 2008, Urchin was banned in Malaysia as "a threat to culture." He also is known for directing the Halloween event Nightmare: Ghost Stories, which America Online declared "America's #1 Haunted House." Member Since 2008.
Francisco Solorzano (Sets & Lighting Design, Producer) Theater: adapted, acted and directed in the workshop and world premiere of Dog Day Afternoon (Theatre Row Theatres). Select acting credits: World premiere of Horovitz's What Strong Fences Make (Bleecker Street Theatre, Boston Theatre Marathon), Nilo Cruz's Bicycle Country (Spanish Repertory Theatre, Theatre Row Theatres), The Water Engine (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland), Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx (Gloucester Stage Company/78th Street Theatre Lab) & A Mother's Love (Boston Playwrights Theatre), Beirut Rocks (EST Marathon, dir Jo Bonney), Sins of the Mother (with Ethan Hawke as well as Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg and John Doman, dir by Jo Bonney), Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (Theatre Row Theatres with Lynn Cohen), 45th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead, Six Hotels (GSC, dir Israel Horovitz). Film: And The World Goes Round (2009's Cannes Short Film Corner), Love Simple (HBO NYC Latino Film Festival, Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood, CA) and Between Something and Nothing (NYC's 20th anniversary NEW FEST Film Festival.) BFA: CUNY'S Brooklyn College; a founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company since 1999. Recipient of the 2009 Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award. Member Since 1999. Most recently seen in Israel Horovitz’s Sins Of The Mother at Gloucester Stage Company. Most recently designed lights and appeared in Horovitz's World Premiere of Mid-East Pieces and Suite Horovitz. He will reprise his role in Horovitz’s latest full-length drama for Florida Stage Company this coming winter.
  John Bronston is the Associate Artistic Director of re:Directions Theatre Company and a teaching artist for City Lights Youth Theatre in Manhattan. His work as a musical director and/or director has been seen throughout Manhattan and on numerous national tours. Writing credits as a composer include Fairy Tale (libretto by Joshua Robinson at NYMF 2008), Confessions of A Reality TV Star (libretto by Joshua Robinson at New York Theatre Barn 2009) and With Nothing But A Dream (libretto by Dana Leslie Goldstein at Ellis Island 2009). Some of his favorite credits: Pippin, Footloose, Rocky Horror Show, and Falsettoland (as a director), Carousel, Into the Woods, How to Succeed, and Celebration (as a musical director), and Ain't Misbehaving, Hair, Fences, and Edward II (as a performer). He is also the assoc/sub musical director for the national tours of Smokey Joe's Cafe and Five Guys Named Moe.

*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.


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