A Christmas Carol
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30PM, Sundays at 2PM
By Doris Baizley
Directed by Chris Bizub
"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year!"
A company of traveling players are about to enact the Dickens story. The gruff stage manager and prop boy check the show's props, which are shabby and third rate, but the troupe improvises by creating a magical world of make-believe. The acting troupe soon discovers that the actors playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim have abandoned the tour; but the show must go on, and the prop boy eagerly volunteers for the part of Tim while the cynical stage manager must be forcibly drafted to play the old miser. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the tale, creating fog, snow, fire and ghosts through mime, imagination and wonderful visual effects. The rag tag players (including the stage manager and prop boy) quickly become the characters of the story, and we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge, as well as the old stage manager. This play is an inventive telling of the famous classic that is sure to warm everyone's hearts just in time for Christmas!