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A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas (Wilson)

Full Length, Drama
7 men, 5 women, chorus of children
Total Cast: 12, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2311-5

FEE: $105 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: The sound design and original music composed by John Gromada is available through the Play Service. The cost is $20.00 and the music will be distributed digitally. To include this music in your production, you must complete the Optional Production Materials Rights Application. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $25.00 per performance.
Adapted from the original by Charles Dickens.
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.
“…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.