Sasha Pfeiffer (WBUR's "All Things Considered") introduces last night's dramatic reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Boston's Parker House. The readers, seated, are (l. to r.) Bill Littlefield (WBUR's "Only a Game"), Delores Handy (WBUR), Bob Oakes (WBUR's "Morning Edition"), Robin Young (WBUR's "Here & Now"), and Tom Ashbrook (WBUR's "On Point").
|Bill Littlefield begins the reading by introducing Scrooge.|
Bob Oakes adjusts his bow tie before reading of
the Ghost of Christmas Past.
|Robin Young reads of the Ghost of Christmas Present|
|Tom Ashbrook concludes with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.|
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" performed by WBUR personalities Bill Littlefield (WBUR's "Only a Game"), Dolores Handy (WBUR), Bob Oakes (WBUR's "Morning Edition"), Robin Young (WBUR's "Here & Now"), and Tom Ashbrook (WBUR's On Point), a crowd of over 600 gathered yesterday in the Rooftop Ballroom of Boston's Parker House. The evening, sponsored by WBUR, benefitted Rosie's Place, "a sanctuary for poor and homeless women which accepts no government funds, and relies on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovate work".
WBUR personalities Bill Littlefield, Delores Handy, Bob Oakes, Robin Young, and Tom Ashbrook contributed their time and talents to this dramatic reading of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, first recited by Charles Dickens himself for the Saturday CLub at the Parker House in the mid 1800's.
All proceeds to benefit Rosie's Place.
Photos by Marash Girl