For the holidays, Project Audion, for its 25th production, turns to Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
There were many adaptations of this tale during the Golden Age of Radio, but one of the cleverest and most charming was when it was transplanted to the Old West for a Christmas episode of the Jimmy Stewart western "The Six Shooter" which aired from 1953 to 1954. The story of Eben and Jake - and how and why Stewart's character Britt Ponsett tells it - makes for a delightful half hour.
Originally broadcast on NBC, 12/20/1953. Our cast for this recreation is our most wide-ranging in both location and age:
BRITT PONSETT: Ric Spiegel, TX
JOHNNY CARVILLE: Austin Mosher, NY
EBEN SCROOGE: Stanley Dyrector, CA
BOB CRATCHITT: Chris Marcellus, UT
BELLE / MRS CRATCHITT: Rachel Pulliam, MO
AUNT MILLIE: Denise Cline, KY
NEPHEW: Ken Raney, TX
ANNOUNCER: Paul Arbisi, IL and
JAKE MARLEY: Joe Mendell, UK
GHOST: Richard Huitema, FL
Sound is by Ken Raney, with direction, production, & music by Larry Groebe