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Project Independence clients banish all bah-humbug attitudes to see performance of A Christmas Carol

by: Dan PittmanPublished: December 13, 2022 Todd Eckert, left, and Paula Tomei of South Coast Repertory stand before the stage with Project Independence clients and staff wearing red holiday scarves at a South Coast Repertory’s of “A Christmas Carol” in Costa Mesa COSTA MESA...Clients and supporters of nonprofit Project Independence that has more than four decades of service and stability in Orange County as a lifeline to adults with developmental disabilities, recently attended a performance of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa.The reaction of the playgoers who are ...

Group scarves up for night out at South Coast Repertory’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Todd Eckert, director of development for Project Independence, wraps a Charles Dickens-styled long scarf around Ruthanne Hogue prior to seeing “A Christmas Carol” at the South Coast Repertory theater Friday in Costa Mesa.(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer) BY SARA CARDINESTAFF WRITER  DEC. 12, 2022 6:09 PM PT Ebenezer Scrooge required spectral intervention to realize the magic of the holiday season, but for clients served by the nonprofit Project Independence all it took was a trip to Costa Mesa’s South Coast Repertory theater. That’s where, on Friday, a group of cheerful adults who live with disabilities joined with coaches and supporters for a ...

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