The Cricket on the Hearth

Adapted by Bruce G. Bradley from Charles Dickens

Directed by John Kremm

It is a story full of secrets and sacrifices set in pre-Victorian London at Christmas, as only Charles Dickens can provide. Mr. Bradley’s adaptation of the story brings to life characters who are as relatable as any in modern fiction, dealing with love and loss, deception and expediency, and basic human relationships.

Produced by River Valley Players at Gard Theater, 111 E. Jefferson St., Spring Green

Performances: December 2-10, 2023

Performance Times:
Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30
Sunday matinees at 1:00

Ticket Prices: $15.00

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


We are looking for 3 women in their early to mid-20s, 1 woman of maturity, and we have 1 role for a woman of any age or teenage girl. Also looking to cast 1 man in his early to mid-20s, 1 man of maturity and 2 men of full adulthood—late 30s to 40s. This is an open call for actors—NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Come prepared to read from the script, and have an idea of any conflicts with your schedule between now and December.
Auditions: Sun-Tues, September 10, 11 and 12 from 5-7 pm, held at the Spring Green Middle School band practice room.