A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
December 12, 13, 14*, 15*, 19, 20, 21*, 2013
Directed by: Julian Bouchard
This Christmas we return to Dickens' ghostly tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey through the "Mirror Darkly" as he faces his past, present, and foreboding future. We will follow his loss of innocence, his self-realization, and his attempts to achieve redemption. We will explore the the self-imposed shackles of indifference to one’s fellows, the fear of death that greets a man who has lost all meaning of Christmas, and the love of family that has the power to save him.
Finally we will ask the question, "Can a man truly redeem himself through his own acts, or does redemption come from without, from those who love us despite our failings?” And moreover, is that not the true meaning of Christmas?
We invite you to join us as we return to the traditional story as Mr. Dickens wrote it, without losing those timeless aspects of the play that we have all grown to love over the years.
Therefore, as Mr. Dickens began, we shall go on as he said, “to endeavor in this Ghostly little Tale, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put our audience out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with us. May it haunt their houses pleasantly.” We welcome you and your family on this journey.
* 2:30 Matinee.
Information on the cast and crew can be found on the Christmas Carol Gallery Page.
Tickets for A Christmas Carol are now available.
All seats are general admission.
Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children 13 and under.
Tickets can be purchased from the following locatons:
Smithfield Visitors Center at 319 Main Street
Call the SLT box office at 757-357-7338
Fill in the ticket request form on the SLT Ticket Page.
(cash or checks please, we cannot accept credit cards)
Evening performances are December 12, 13, 14, 19, & 20 at 8 p.m.
Matinees are December 14, 15 & 21 at 2:30 p.m.
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