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Mark Cabus a tour de force in one-man 'Christmas Carol'

December 14th, 2011 4:01 am by From staff reports

Mark Cabus a tour de force in one-man 'Christmas Carol'

Mark Cabus

   Veteran actor Mark Cabus is coming home for the holidays, and he’s bringing his acclaimed one-man stage version of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” with him.

   A Johnson City native, Cabus plays 18 characters from Dickens’ timeless tale of transformation and redemption in his version of the story, which he’ll perform at 8 p.m., Dec. 21 and 22 at Johnson City Community Theater.

   Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Bring a non-perishable and/or canned food item for Second Harvest Food Bank and receive $2 off a full-priced adult ticket.

   “This is the third time I’ve presented this production in the Tri-Cities area,” said Cabus, who moved to Atlanta earlier this year. “But it’s my first time performing it in my hometown and at the Johnson City Community Theatre, where my acting career began over 40 years ago.”

   Cabus has toured his critically acclaimed production throughout the state of Tennessee for the past decade, performing for nearly 20,000 children and adults.

   “Cabus delivers a tour de force, acting out all the parts in Charles Dickens’ holiday classic and making it seem as if that’s the only way it should be done,” wrote Kevin Nance, the former theatre critic for The Tennessean in Nashville. “This ‘Christmas Carol’ is one of the smallest yet most sensational shows of the year. Don’t miss it.”

   The show is appropriate for the whole family but is suggested for children 10 and older.

   Raised in Johnson City, actor and director Cabus was classically trained in England and in New York. He has performed all over the world in film and television as well as Off-Broadway and in regional and children’s theater.

   He’s recognized in his new home of Atlanta for his work with the Georgia Shakespeare Company and Theatre Emory, and in Tennessee with the Clarence Brown Company, TN Repertory Theater and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

   Cabus’ film and television credits range from the Warner Bros. blockbuster “The Client” and HBO’s Emmy Award-winning film “Against the Wall” to the NBC pilot “A Father for Charlie.”

   For reservations or more information, call JCCT at (423) 926-2542.

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