A Christmas Carol Brings Laughter to Fairview Residents

January 10, 2014

by AJ Dickinson

The staff of Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson held their annual screenplay this past Tuesday, January 7.  This year’s performance of A Christmas Carol might have been their best play yet.  While slightly altered from the original, the passionate acting of the Fairview staff members whose characters really seemed to “fit the script” brought this hysterical classic to life.  The staff, who had never rehearsed the play as a group before, was led by Activities Director Kevin McGee who played the main role of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Kevin explained that because he played the main character he could work with each person individually practicing his or her lines at the most convenient time for each actor.  The play contained all of the good elements of a grand performance consisting of a bit of comedy and drama mixed with some song and dance.  Kevin reflected on the performance by saying, “It’s nice for them to see us all in a different light, rather than just buzzing up and down the hallways …  We like to have fun on the floor and we like to have fun doing this.”

The residents seemed to fully enjoy the performance, as they laughed and gave a round of applause, one resident even started dancing with a staff member causing laughter to spread throughout the room.  These plays not only give the residents something to look forward to, but they also give them something to joke about year round.