1998 | 'A Christmas Carol' at the Pacific Resident Theatre

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0000008754" title="Orson Bean" href="/topic/entertainment/orson-bean-PECLB0000008754.topic">Orson Bean</a>, who starred in "The Facts of Life" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," commenced his portrayal of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEFCC0000244411" title="Ebenezer Scrooge (fictional character)" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/ebenezer-scrooge-%28fictional-character%29-PEFCC0000244411.topic">Scrooge</a> in "A Christmas Carol" with a double-take and a drum beat, wrote theater critic F. Kathleen Foley in 1998.<br>
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"Bean's adaptation at Pacific Resident Theatre is cheerfully tongue-in-cheek, his Scrooge a comical curmudgeon whose muttered asides are more reminiscent of Popeye than Dickens," she said.
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( From the Times archives )

Orson Bean, who starred in "The Facts of Life" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," commenced his portrayal of Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" with a double-take and a drum beat, wrote theater critic F. Kathleen Foley in 1998.

"Bean's adaptation at Pacific Resident Theatre is cheerfully tongue-in-cheek, his Scrooge a comical curmudgeon whose muttered asides are more reminiscent of Popeye than Dickens," she said.

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