Actor Spotlight: Jim Floyd, “A Christmas Carol”

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Jim Floyd, last seen on The Players Centre for Performing Arts (TPC) stage in 12 Angry Jurors, has taken on the monumental task of starring in our next show, A Christmas Carol. This isn’t your regular Charles Dickens holiday classic. In this version of the well-known novella, Floyd faces the challenge of playing 20 different characters.

A one-man play is no small task, but Floyd, who’s also played such memorable roles as Eddie in A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller, Theo Maske in Steve Martin’s The Underpants and Oscar in The Odd Couple all for TPC, could not be a better choice. Even after the unexpected break, those working in the arts have been forced to take due to Covid-19, Floyd is ready for another role.

“First off, having the opportunity to do live theatre in the midst of a pandemic is monumental,” says Floyd. “With so many actors out of work at the moment, I am extremely grateful that I get the chance to do any kind of theatre, let alone a one-man show!”

So, how does it feel to portray 20 vastly different characters?

“Being able to portray over 20 characters in this beloved Christmas story is so unique: for example, not only do I have conversations with myself as different characters, but I have to include the narration during those scenes as well!” he says. “It is definitely a great challenge, but I am really excited to see if I can bring all these iconic characters to life!”

Join us for this heart-warming tale, directed by Jeffery Kin, Dec. 10 – 20, 2020 at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime. Chairs will be provided, health and safety measures will be followed including mandatory masks and Hamlet’s Eatery will be open until 7:15pm on evening show dates and Sunday show dates from 10 to 2pm.

Learn more here and purchase your tickets online or by calling 941.365.2494.

Amanda Heisey

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