‘Twas the Night: A Radio Play to Benefit The Actors Fund

By Gillian Pensavalle

A celebration of all the holiday classics, ’Twas The Night is a feel-good homage to the original poem, set in a world with security alarms, cell phones, and a little Christmas magic. Parents Ian and Margaret are having a serene Christmas night, their two children dreaming of sugar plums in the next room, when a series of noises and crashes cause concern that Margaret’s younger brother is playing a holiday prank. But who, really, arose such a clatter? In the end, the whole family remembers that it’s never too late to say what you mean and that the spirit of Christmas is stronger than ever. Listeners of 'Twas the Night are encouraged to donate to The Actors Fund, supporting their mission of fostering stability and resiliency, and providing a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.  Visit twasthenightplay.com for more information.   Credits Aneesa Folds as Margaret​ Michael Paul Smith as Ian Nik Walker as Nick​ Fergie L Philippe as Max Lexi Garcia as Julie James Monroe Iglehart as Santa Christopher Jackson as Narrator Eddy Lee as News Announcer, Dispatcher, more   Additional voices by ​Patrick Hinds and Gillian Pensavalle ​ Written and directed by Michael Paul Smith   Production management by Leah Cornish for Mischief Media Sound Editing by Michael Paul Smith and Matt Tamanini Sound Effects by Matt Tamanini Additional music provided by Matt Wilson Christmas Tree-O ​Communications by Tori Bryan for Mischief Media Graphics for 'Twas The Night by Jordan Edwards for Mischief Media Website by Jenson Neal and Jordan Edwards ​Produced by Mischief Media and Jenson Neal Executive Producer Gillian Pensavalle ​ Special Thanks To: ​Melissa Anelli, Founder and CEO of Mischief Media SAG-AFTRA The Actors Fund   The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone— performers and those behind the scenes—who works in performing arts and entertainment, serving more than 17,000 people annually. Programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. Visit www.actorsfund.org to learn more.

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