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Wing It loosely based on 'A Christmas Carol'

Benjy Rickard, left, and Travis Nodurft in Wing It.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre continues its Wing It series of interactive shows for children with a holiday-themed performance at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Osterman Theatre.

Actor Travis Nodurft said he felt this performance would be a holiday treasure for all ages. The play is loosely based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

“Squirrel becomes Scrooge,” Nodurft said. “He gets a little greedy and grumpy, but by the end of the show you know why.”

During the production Squirrel is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Future, Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s departed business partner, and three spirits. Nodurft explained that the production includes many opportunities for audience participation, including singing, dancing and performing on stage. He hinted that Santa would be in the audience, too.

Wing It, created for children from 2 to 8, is developed and directed by Travis Nodurft, Clackamas Rep company member, professional clown and Oregon City sixth-grade teacher.

“I’m always looking for extra bits to get kids involved in theater,” he said. “It’s called Wing It because the show is driven by what the audience might shout out.” The production is loosely scripted and leaves plenty of room for the actors to improvise, or “wing it.”

Admission is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.

The Wing It Series continues with performances Feb. 14, April 11 and June 13. All performances begin at 10:30 a.m. and take place in the Osterman Theatre in the Niemeyer Center on the Clackamas Community College campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

For more information, visit clackamasrep.org or call 503-594-6047.

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