A holiday classic is back on stage at TheatreSquared this month.
Fayetteville’s professional theatre company is back with their adaptation of the Charles Dickens show “A Christmas Carol” this month.
The show, adapted by T2 co-founders Amy Herzberg and Robert Ford, stars James Taylor Odum as Ebeneezer Scrooge, along with Michelle Jasso, Hollis Gipson, Christopher Collier, Trent Dahlin, Chris Hecke, Steven Marzolf, Beck Crabb, Charlie Clark, Beatrice McCue, Grace Taylor, Leah Smith, Elizabeth Ofodile, Tatiana Watts, Cora Kemph, and Emme Fletcher.
From the description of the show:
T2’s adaptation is set in a Victorian library on Christmas Eve, days after Dickens’ novel was released—selling out in just six days. As a boy awaits his parents long after closing hour, a librarian takes pity on him and opens her last copy of the brand-new book. Soon, their world is transformed and they journey along with Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastic journey through past, present, and future. The ghosts have arrived with a timely message—but will it be enough to save him? With song, dance and more than a little holiday magic, this lively stage adaptation will delight audiences of all ages.
Hertzberg, who has also directed Ford’s adaptation of Dickens’ “Great Expectations” for T2, said she has long been drawn to his work.
“Dickens empathizes profoundly with children, revels in family,” she says of her fascination with his work. “He trains our eyes on the forgotten corners of humanity. His characters are indelible. And he finds hope for redemption in even the least hospitable London counting houses. There’s more than one reason we all look forward to returning to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge so wholeheartedly each holiday season.”
Performances of the show are scheduled Tuesday through Sunday until Christmas Eve.
Tickets range from $20-$54, and discounted tickets are available for children.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit theatre2.org.