Christmas Carol
Adapted by Patrick Spradlin
from a story by Charles Dickens
Directed by G. Scott Morris
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      Dec 7
7:30 pm
Dec 8
7:30 pm
Dec 9
2:00 pm
7:30 pm
Dec 10
2:00 pm
At the Stage Coach Players Theater
Saturday's matinee is a Toys for Tots performance

Ebenezer Scrooge has lost his only friend, his business partner Jacob Marley. Seven years have passed since Marley's Christmas death, and Scrooge has not changed a bit. He still refuses to give to the poor, suggesting that for them perhaps the only place better than prison is the grave. He still only grudgingly gives his employee Christmas day off, and he still refuses his nephew's offer of Christmas dinner. He dismisses the whole holiday as a "Humbug."

But, on this particular Christmas, his dreary home will be visited by ghosts.

First, Marley will arrive and, despite Scrooge's refusals, he promises that further spirits will arrive. Christmas Past will bring Scrooge on a tour of his unpleasant childhood, his fall from grace with his father, and the loss of a fiancée; but he will show the good times too, when, as the employee of Fezziweg, Scrooge learned what a joyous holiday Christmas could be. Christmas Present will show him the celebrations going on without him: the sentimental family celebration of the Cratchits and the more rollicking party thrown by his nephew Fred. But Christmas Present will also warn Scrooge that without more money, the Cratchit family will lose its youngest and most fragile member, Tiny Tim.

The Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come will show Scrooge the world after Scrooge's death: His old business cronies will care not for his demise, his maid will steal the very blankets from his deathbed, and Tiny Tim will in fact pass from this world.

Scrooge awakens the next morning to find himself gloriously transformed. Not only can he once again laugh, but he will purchase dinner for the Cratchits, sing in church, and finally visit Fred. We are told that from this day forward Scrooge will become well known for his devotion to the Christmas holiday.

 

Cast Members

* Don Austin * Paul Cappaert * Amy Clark * Larry Ball * Tim Ball * Mary Ann Davis * Gray Davis * Megan Davis * Allison Duffin * Sara Duffin * Hannah Faivre * Thomas Graff * D'Ann Hamilton * Zachary Harris * Sam Gelman * Allison Hunter-Rosene * Rachel Hunter-Rosene * Daniel Jelisek * Daniel Lamansky * Michael Landshaft * Roberta Maxfield * Barb McCaskey * Vicki McCue * Leif Mogren * Angelina Panozzo * Edward Perry * Wendy Perry * Sue Quarto * Ryan Read * Norm Read * Olivia Racine-Halloway * Chris Porterfield * Kim Proesel * Aaron Shryver * Bernie Schuneman * Lynette Stone * Brian Stone * Doug Teckenbrock * Paula Tsiagalis * Alex Wenger * Gabrielle Wenger * Rebecca Whittenhall * Jessica Yoesel *

Crew Members

* Gloria Dennison (Producer) * Kent Clapsaddle (Associate Producer) * Elise Johnson (Asst. Director) * Kathy Cain (Stage Manager) * Tom Grady (Lighting Design) * Tammy Shelton (Properties) * Jeanna Hunter-Rosene (Costume Design) * Peggy Janosek (Costumer) * Susan Johnson (Costumer) * Joanne Landshaft (Costumer) * Brett Truckenbrod (Master Painter) * Greg Anderson (Box Office) * G. Scott Morris (Sound) * Farley Stewart (Set Design) *