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November 30, 2010

Meet Jacob Marley

Filed under: Back Stage Blog — julianw @ 9:59 am

Charleston Stage Ensemble Member Gabriel Wright, a Man of Many Faces

Gabriel Wright joined Charleston Stage this fall as a regular member of the Acting Ensemble playing Luther in Hairspray.  In A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas, Gabriel plays not only Jacob Marley but also Pirate Billy Bones, Hatmaker Phineas Fezziwig, hard of hearing Mr. Cruickshank and the Butcher who provides Scrooge with the famous turkey “as big as Tiny Tim.”   “It’s all great fun,” says Wright, a recent graduate of the College of Charleston, “though I have some lightning fast costume changes.  In Julian’s adaptation, Marley not only comes to warn Scrooge that he better change but then appears as other characters to guide him along the way.  Having one actor play all these roles helps allow the shadow of Marley to be cast through the entire story.  I really enjoy roles like this because it allows me to grow as an actor.  Truthfully, you can never stop growing. You’re in the constant process of learning in theatre, whether it be from fellow actors, directors, audience members, crew or individuals who share an enthusiasm for the theatre.  It’s always great to keep yourself open to learn, especially when doing an exciting production as this.”

Gabriel Wright will also be appearing in Charleston Stage’s production of Blue in January.

Gabriel Wright as Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas.

Gabriel Wright as Jacob Marley and Brian J. Porter as Ebenezer Scrooge.

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