Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Christmas Carol opens Friday

Cedar Rapids - 'Tis the season to welcome back those favorite holiday shows we all know and love. Theatre Cedar Rapids will present A Christmas Carol beginning this weekend and running through December 17.

Charles Dickens’ famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from embittered skinflint to generous benefactor has been dramatized by John Mortimer with typical flair and wit in this definitive adaptation, premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Retaining Dickens’ own ironic point of view through the use of a Chorus, whose asides and observations enrich and propel the drama, Mortimer has created a panoramic view of Victorian London with all the much-loved characters – miserly Scrooge, the loving Cratchits, faithful nephew Fred – in place. Starring new and familiar adult faces to the TCR stage, this production also includes 22 adorable local youth actors. This is one holiday show for the entire family.

This show is directed by Leslie Charipar and stars Michael Dulaney as Scrooge. You can order tickets here or by calling 319-366-8591.

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