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Christmas Carol stars newlyweds

November 22, 2013

Newlyweds Gina and Jeremy Raymond both agree they never thought it was possible to feel as strongly about someone as they do about each other.

Just weeks before their wedding day, the couple was cast as Mr. and Mrs. Cratchet in the upcoming Monmouth College production of “A Christmas Carol.”

After being together the past year and a half, the couple is ready to play the role of husband and wife on and off the stage.

Jeremy and Gina said, “I do” on Nov. 9. The couple met through a mutual friend and instantly had a connection.

“There were a lot of things we had in common,” said Jeremy.

Both Jeremy and Gina have previous acting experience.

“We were looking to get back into theater and had heard about these auditions,” Gina said.
“Being cast as husband and wife was complete chance.”

Playing husband and wife on stage has been a fun experience for the couple.

“It’s easy to play off of each other on stage,” Gina said.

“Comforting someone (speaking on a moment from the show) you are truly coupled with comes more natural verse someone you aren’t as used to. We like to joke that we are just married and already have six kids.Yikes!”

When asked what is the best piece of marital advice they have received, the couple will take to heart remembering why they got married. Gina shared this piece of advice her father passed on.

“When you start to get comfortable or times may seem difficult, remember why you got married. What are the reasons you chose to spend your life with this person?”

See Jeremy and Gina in this year’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” cast one.

Tickets for the show may be purchased by contacting the Buchanan Center for the Arts at 309.734.3033 or at

Performances will be held at the Wells Theatre, located at 9th and Broadway on the Monmouth College campus.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Nov. 23. The show runs about 75 minutes.

Please join the Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth College Theatre and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond for this holiday tradition.

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