ISU Theatre to Read ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens as a Fundraiser for Iowa Food Bank

The cast and crew of Iowa State University Theatre’s upcoming short film, Our Community Carol: A Blueprint for a Play, is teaming up to raise money for the Food Bank of Iowa’s Hunger Free Holiday’s campaign with a festive online reading of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec 4th from 7:00-10:00pm via zoom.

“In Our Community Carol, the main character’s family relies on help from Iowa Food Bank and other local very relief programs,” said the film’s director, Tiffany Antone, an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Theatre program. “In addition to raising awareness about Iowa Food Bank in the movie, we wanted to do something as a cast to help make a difference for families in need.  And since our script was inspired by Dickens’ book, it seems only fitting that we read his classic tale in order to raise money for this important cause.”

Iowa Food Bank’s Hunger Free Holidays program’s goal is to ensure all families have food on their table this holiday season.

"Our production team thought it was extra important to support and give back to the Ames community this year, said Stephanie McClelland, a freshman performing arts major who serves as the play’s community outreach coordinator. “We are very excited to be raising money for Hunger Free Holidays this Friday and we wish you a safe and warm happy holiday season!"

On December 4th, cast and crew will do a marathon reading of Charles Dickens The Christmas Carol! Throughout the reading, audiences will be able to donate to our Hunger Free Holiday’s team to help us reach our goal of raising $250.

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