Jim Coon has created his own unique take on the familiar Scrooge story, employing a group of actors to portray the 20+ familiar characters in this retake on a Christmas classic! Center Players presents this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
December 12, 13, 14
Center for the Arts of Homer
Directed by Jim Coon & Deanne Gantham
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A Christmas Carol, probably the most popular piece of fiction that Charles Dickens ever wrote, was published in 1843. It was the most successful book of the 1843 holiday season. By Christmas it sold six thousand copies and it continued to be popular into the new year. Eight stage adaptations were in production within two months of the book’s publication.
The book is as popular today as it was over 150 years ago. Charles Dickens, through the voice of Scrooge, continues to urge us to honor Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year.