Owcc Cast Onstage

It’s Christmas Eve 1938 in CBS Studio 1 where the young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre Company are set to perform their eagerly awaited weekly 60-minute version of a classic; tonight it’s “A Christmas Carol.” Only things aren’t too Christmassy: it’s ten minutes to ON-AIR and legendary Scrooge Lionel Barrymore has fallen sick, and now Orson has to step into his shoes; plus the script still isn’t right, his cast are revolting after three days of rehearsing without sleep, and the pressure’s on after the success of “War of the Worlds”: the Nation awaits and Hollywood’s watching! Will this Christmas Carol have a happy ending?

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