Midnight Radio: Yinz’r Scrooged
Finishing off the 7th season of Midnight Radio is the Pittsburgh-flavored holiday tale, Yinz’r Scrooged.
Set in present-day Pittsburgh, this family-friendly comedy is an uproarious parody of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. From the notorious curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, to the mischievous Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, Dickens’ classic characters are not so subtly re-imagined as local Pittsburgh legends and celebrities, in this radio-style rendition of a beloved holiday staple.
Adapted by Tami Dixon
Directed by Sam Turich
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Special thanks to our media partners 91.3 FM WYEP and 90.5 WESA.
See What Everyone Else Is Saying
“Midnight Radio does mimic the format of a 1940s radio show, where script-holding actors perform live while simultaneously generating sound effects and delivering jokey commercials. Dixon and Turich's adaptation promises parody and comedy without minimizing Dickens' concerns about poverty, class and the public's indifference to the misery around”– Alice T. Carter, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“This Midnight Radio adaptation by Tami Dixon, staged by Bricolage and directed by Sam Turich, purports to be a parody, but actually it’s pretty close to the real thing, albeit Pittsburgh-ized with local names, places, accents and jokes. Strip away those comic elaborations and you have a condensed but otherwise true-to-the-heart conversion story of the unhappy old miser, trapped in his self-defeating greed, along with a forceful version of Dickens’ denunciation of the ravages of the industrial revolution”– Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Meet the Cast & Crew
- Tami Dixon
- Sam Turich
- Lissa Brennan
- Howard Elson
- Michael McBurney
- Connor McCanlus
- Sheila McKenna
- James Rushin and The “Bah Humbugs”
- James Rushin