11/29/2012 - 12/22/2012
Running Nov. 29 to Dec. 22, 2012
This production is no longer playing.
A comedy by Tom Mula
Directed by Larry Nehring
“Marley was dead, to begin with.” These are the famous words that begin Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor, a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. A desperate Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened but not before Marley — in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story — discovers his own. Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol is best enjoyed by adults and children over the age of 12.
• Cool facts about this show: Writer/actor Tom Mula first conceived Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol as a short novel, which was published in 1995. The novel was then dramatized for the radio and broadcast nationwide by National Public Radio. The radio play inspired Mula to rework his piece for the stage. The play version opened at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in December 1998, and its success motivated this regional theater to stage it again the following year. The Chicago Tribune called the play “great fun, an audience pleaser filled with laughs and capped with, of course, a happy ending.”
BRIAN KENNETH ARMOUR
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THE CREATIVE TEAM
JASEN J. SMITH
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director