A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas (Wilson)
Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Wilson
7 men, 5 women, chorus of children: 12 total
"…rousing, crowd-pleasing…Dickens' classic becomes particularly spooky. In addition to the ghoulish specter of Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future, this version introduces a half-dozen additional ghosts." —NY Times. "Michael Wilson's adaptation of Dicken's classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge distills the essence of the holiday spirit in a series of sights, sounds and splendors that all but guarantee audiences leave bursting with a feeling of Christmas…Everywhere, Wilson plays up the 'ghost story' aspects of Dickens' tale. It is a great gift indeed to see a faithful, loving and brilliantly imagined version of a true classic." —Hartford Courant. "If Alfred Hitchcock had done A CHRISTMAS CAROL, he'd have done it exactly like this. Wilson's high-spirited and intelligent handling of the 1843 novella is scary, delightful, dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny." —Hartford Advocate.
Book/Item: A CHRISTMAS CAROL—A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS (WILSON)
Book Type: DPS
FEE: $75 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A DVD containing the sound design and original music by John Gromada is available through the Play Service for $35.00, plus shipping and handling. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $25.00 per performance.
THE STORY: This theatrical and spirited version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL puts the phantasmagoric qualities of Charles Dickens' classic tale center stage. A swirling, dancing chorus of ghosts that weave through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic and hope. The play has been performed for almost a million people over the years at Houston's Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage and Washington, D.C.'s historic Ford's Theatre.
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