Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to accept that Christmas is a time for peace and goodwill to all men. While those less fortunate than him are charitable, Scrooge remains set in his curmudgeonly ways. One Christmas Eve, however, his outlook begins to change with a visit from the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost forewarns Scrooge of three other spirits who will come to haunt him that night--the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. Accompanied by these, Scrooge is granted first a glimpse of his own past and then an insight into the home life of his poor yet loyal clerk, Bob Cratchit. Scrooge looks on with something approaching pity as the Cratchits, gather around a paltry table to celebrate the festive season. Is the sight of others' hardships, coupled with a dark vision of what the future may hold, enough to make Scrooge see the folly of his ways?
A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens
“This production offers a different take on Dickens’s 1843 ghost story by featuring one woman as the narrator and the entire cast—considering the story’s brevity, there’s a fair number of characters and voices, ranging from that “tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge,” on down to Tiny Tim and others. British actress Miriam Margolyes presents the story through a straight narration of the author’s sublime poetic prose but puts more of an animated spin on his equally superb dialog.”~Library Journal (Mike Rogers)