Cast of A Christmas Carol 2023

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Joe/Shopkeeper/Producer and Director of the Show!

Gene Kahane founded the foodbankplayers in order to support the vital work of the Alameda Food Bank, give local actors a chance to perform and because the stage in the Healing Garden called out to him one day. He is so deeply moved by everyone who has helped in so many ways: Tara as our first...

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Bob Cratchit

Luis is thrilled to be reprising his role as Bob Cratchit, as he played the same part in last year's version of a Christmas Carol with The Foodbank Players.

His training includes the ACT Summer Congress and an apprenticeship with the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, now known as the...

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Jacob Marley

Jamie Olsen is excited to once again join the Food Bank Players for A Christmas Carol. After playing Scrooge's nephew Fred in last year's production, Jamie is eager to don the chains of the ominous Jacob Marley. Bay Area audiences have also seen Jamie as Egeus in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Food...

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Ebenezer Scrooge

Cory Kahane is an actor, comedian, and musician currently living in Los Angeles, but was born and raised in the Bay Area.

He later moved to Chicago, where he graduated with a BFA in Acting from The Theatre...

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Fan/Alexa

[Kate is a returning cast member who previously played Lady Capulet in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

Kate Rockwell is excited to take the stage for an additional show with the Foodbank Players. After much cajoling from the director, Kate broke her 16 year hiatus from...

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Fred/Nick

[Zoe is a returning cast member who previously played Tybalt in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

She is a current sophomore at Bishop O'dowd High School, and frequently performs with Tomorrow Youth Repertory. Some of her favorite past roles were Lysander in A Midsummer Night's...

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NGO Rep 1/Belinda/Fezziwig Daughter

[Frida is a returning cast member who previously played Benvolio in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

Hi! My name is Frida and this is my first production with the food bank players. I’ve been in middle and high school productions, including Clueless, 12 Angry Jurors, and The...

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NGO Rep 2/Peter/Fezziwig Daughter

[Katya is a returning cast member who previously played Rosoline in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

Hi! My name is Katya, and this is my first production with the Food Bank Players! I don’t have a lot of experience in acting, but I’m really excited to be a part of this play!...

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Emily Cratchit/Fezziwig

[Caitlin is a returning cast member who previously played Mercutio in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

Caitlin is a lifelong theater enthusiast and sometimes actor-playwright-choreographer-director, most often with pre-teens and in small local festivals. When not on stage, she...

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Tiny Tim/Turkey Kid

Aaron Bruce is a 5th grader at CCJDS and is excited to join The Food Bank Players for his first “grown-up” theatre production. Previous roles include The Gingerbread Witch in Hansel & Gretel, Horace Blowtell in Sherlock Holmes, and Agustus Gloop in Willy Wonka Jr....

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Begger Person/Business Person

[Jennifer is a returning cast member who previously played the Flautist in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

Jennifer is a lifelong performer, being an actor, singer, and musician. She has been playing flute for 30 plus years and singing for even longer. Music is a generational...

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Martha Cratchit/Business Person

Kristina is excited to return with the foodbank players this holiday season! I hope our production not only spreads holiday cheer but also hope for those in my community.

Life isn't always easy but Jesus promises us joy in the morning. No matter what you're going through, it's never too...

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Beggar’s daughter

Joy is excited to enter the world of theater with A Christmas Carol. In addition to theater, she is exploring her musical talent by learning violin as well as appreciating nature as a girl scout.

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Young Scrooge

[Aris is a returning cast member who previously played Snug The Joiner in last spring's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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Mrs. Fezziwig

Jen is making her debut with the Food Bank Players after a long absence from the stage (karaoke notwithstanding.) She is grateful for the opportunity to get back to doing what she loves and helping a great cause!

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Clara/Belle/Fezziwig Daughter

Hello, my name is Sahara. This is my first official play with the food bank players. I have good acting skills, I have been in a couple of plays and take a drama class. I enjoy listening to music, writing books, playing guitar, and walking my dogs.

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Ghost of Christmas Past/Washerwoman 1

After years of costuming, set designing, cookie baking, and cheerleading for The Foodbank Players and Encinal High theater productions, this is Fran’s first time on the stage in a Gene Kahane production. She’s terrified, but also very excited to share this holiday tradition with such a wonderful...

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Ghost of Christmas Present

Leslie is thrilled to make her Food Bank Players debut after a two-decade hiatus from the stage. She previously worked with Gene Kahane in numerous productions at Encinal High School and Wood Middle School many years ago. She was so inspired by those experiences that she minored in theater at...

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Ghost of Christmas Future

[Bill is a returning cast member who previously played Friar Lawrence in last summer's production of Romeo and Juliet]

Retired mechanical engineer/inventor turned voice-over artist for marketing videos & YouTube channels - model for music & industrial videos, marketing brochures...

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House Manager

I am so excited to be a part of this amazing group of people. Although I don't have much experience in theater, I have always been fascinated by how a production comes to life. My passion lies in the costumes that bring the characters to life. I designed the costumes for Alameda High School's...

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