College actors perform 'A Christmas Carol'

Hannah Grover
Charles Pike, left, and Devyn Erikson are pictured during KSJE's on-air performance of "A Christmas Carol" last year.

FARMINGTON – People who tuned into San Juan College's KSJE-FM radio station on Thanksgiving or Saturday night were treated to a performance of the classic story "A Christmas Carol."

"A Christmas Carol" is based on the novella by Charles Dickens. The famous story features an old, stingy businessman named Ebenezer Scrooge who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future. The ghosts help change Scrooge's outlook by showing him scenes from his past, as well as from the life of one of his employees, Bob Cratchit and Cratchit's sick son, Tiny Tim, who is voiced by Devyn Erikson in the San Juan College production.

The radio station began its airing of the performance at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will air it again at 9 p.m. Friday, as well as 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and at noon on Christmas, according to a press release from San Juan College.

The performance is put on by the San Juan College theater department, directed by Mollie Mook-Fiddler. In addition to college students, local community members are part of the ensemble.

The story will be narrated by Scott Michlin, who is also the general manager of the station and who hosts a talk show with community leaders on weekday mornings. Charles Pike stars as Ebenezer Scrooge, and local musician Hans Freudan plays the cello.

People can listen to the performance by tuning in to 90.9 FM or online at

Hannah Grover covers Aztec and Bloomfield, as well as general news, for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.