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A Fundraiser for the FIU Theatre Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund
Countdown to the Premiere
The Man Who Invented Christmas
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
by Les Standiford
directed by Phillip M. Church
edited by Paul Steinsland
Premieres November 28th
On-Demand Until December 5th
What if Works, in partnership with Homestead Center for the Arts and Florida International University, presents a theatrically staged, virtual reading of Les Standiford’s The Man Who Invented Christmas.
The reading features sixteen alumni actors from FIU Theatre and is screening as a benefit for the FIU Theatre Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund in support of our future theatre artists.
First published as a book in 2008 The Man Who Invented Christmas was adapted into a film in 2018 starring Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens. Standiford’s stage adaptation has now been realized through a WIW Zoom Works project and will be streamed online November 28th – December 5th on What If Work’s YouTube channel.
Pressured by a falling readership and facing his creditors, Charles Dickens sets out to write A Christmas Carol, a novel he is forced to self-publish but quickly becomes the iconic and cherished best seller we all know and love.
The FIU Theatre Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund was created by the alumni of the theatre department as a legacy to support the future generations of FIU Theatre artists. The fund will award scholarships to talented students as they discover their artistic voice and become the dynamic theatre professionals of tomorrow. Please give generously.