Acclaimed Actor Performs 'A Christmas Carol' at the Library

Broadway and Film Vet Duffy Hudson Will Perform All Roles in this Holiday Classic

South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will present a one-person performance of Charles’ Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” starring Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson.

The play will be showcased on December 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Without the aid of props or costumes, Hudson will bring all 46 characters of this timeless classic to life.  The lively portrayals will include Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.

Two years ago Duffy Hudson gave an electrifying performance as Edgar Allan Poe at the South Pasadena Public Library just a few days before Halloween.  The packed house gave him several standing ovations. Many praised his incredible energy level, not knowing that he had already performed at both South Pasadena Middle School and High School earlier in the day to promote the program. For the Library program, 5 costumed South Pasadena High School students served as ushers. Last year Hudson returned to the South Pasadena Library with a spellbinding ‘living history’ portrayal of Albert Einstein, the world’s most famous scientist. Riveted young students asked him what he liked to eat for breakfast while Caltech scientists peppered him with questions about relativity. 

Actor, director, writer, teacher, and filmmaker Duffy Hudson is co-owner of
Cincinatus Motion Pictures, a film company whose first feature film “Tattered
Angel” starred Lynda Carter. Hudson’s recent film acting credits include “The
Greater Good,” “Finders Keepers,” and “Hell-O-Ween.”  Mr. Hudson has
co-founded several theatre companies, most notably “I Comici Confidenti,” a New
York City troupe. Hudson has also performed on Broadway and directed more than 300 theatrical pieces, while working with Brooke Shields, Jessica Lange, Don
Johnson, Tatum O’Neal, and Marlo Thomas. Duffy is also the author of the children’s book, “The Boy Who Came from Heaven.”

The Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. The 75
minute holiday program is ideal for all ages and admission is free. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m. and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Refreshments will be


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