Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Christmas Carol - meet cast member Clare Baker

Tell us about your role in A Christmas Carol.
I play Belle Fezziwig, Scrooge's past love.  She is the daughter of Mr. Fezziwig who was Scrooge's employer.  When Scrooge visits the past, he sees his relationship with Belle unravel before his eyes.  Eventually, Scrooge's greed overpowers his love for Belle and they part ways.  Scrooge then sees Belle's family that she has after their relationship ended and sees what his future could have been.

What were some challenges you faced while working on this show?
The three scenes Belle is in are consecutive but each have very different emotional levels to each of them.  During the scene in which Belle and Scrooge break-up, I struggled with reaching the raw emotion needed for this scene.  I had to work hard to emotionally connect to the feelings that Belle was experiencing during this scene.

What do you hope the audience takes away from A Christmas Carol?
That friends and family are the most valuable things a person has in their lives and that wealth is never as important as the people in your life.

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