Spy Minute: The Avalon’s Nick Richards and the Rewriting of ‘A Christmas Carol’


Perhaps one of the reasons the Avalon works so well is the recent example of employee Nick Richards. On his lengthy job description, Nick is required to run the Foundation’s “free access” cable television station and also manages most of the technical aspects of the theater. That sounds reasonable enough until one learns that he was recently asked to entirely rewrite one of the great classics of literature, film and stage, A Christmas Carol, in his spare time.

In today’s tender world of employee relations, Nick might have had a good case for legal action, but in Avalon World, this is not only a reasonable request, but one Nick agreed to in a New York minute.

Tasked in making the Dickens creation a bit more relevant for a 21st-century audience, as well as creating more characters so this community production could include as many in the cast as possible, Nick, in our Spy Minute, reflects on the classic through the lens of living in the year 2017.

This video is approximately one minute in length. For ticket information for A Christmas Carol at the Avalon please go here


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