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A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

December 9 - 11, 2015 1:00 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center

In this adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man, gets a visit from the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley.

Marley warns Scrooge that he will see three spirits in the next three nights: the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. These spirits try to help Scrooge change his ways and become more joyful.

A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol, adapted from the work by Charles Dickens      

December 3-5, 2014, 1 p.m., Waldner Performing Arts Center        

"A Christmas Carol" was first published by Chapman & Hall on December 17, 1843, and met with instant success and critical acclaim.

The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. It was published in early Victorian-era Britain, when new customs such as the Christmas tree and greeting cards were introduced and people also experienced a nostalgic interest in forgotten Christmas traditions.

The author took inspiration from his humiliating childhood experiences, sympathy for the poor and various Christmas stories and fairytales. The tale has been viewed as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism, and was adapted several times for stage production. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of festivity in Britain and America following a somber period of sobriety.

A Christmas Carol remains popular and has been adapted to film, opera and other media. The event is open to the public.

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