Bah Humbug! A One-Man Christmas Carol
For many of us, the holiday season is all about tradition, and Damian Gillen’s Christmas tradition involves packing a minivan full of costumes and props and hitting the road. For the past decade, Gillen has spent a month a year taking his one-man production of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol across Texas (and occasionally beyond). This year, as he has for the past ten years, Gillen will perform his show Bah Humbug! thirty times in thirty days, in venues that that include dinner theaters, schools, bars, churches, outdoor festivals, and prisons. Gillen thinks it’s the timeless message of A Christmas Carol that appeals to the diverse audiences he performs for. He’s such a fan of Dickens and this story that he says he’d perform the show year round if he could.
We caught up with Gillen and his stage manager Anthony Bosmans at their recent show at Walsh Middle School in Round Rock, about mid-way through their month-long Bah Humbug! road trip.
Bah Humbug! has a few more shows in Austin this month, including a two-night stint at the Dougherty Arts Center.
Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd