Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
A Classic Theatre opened its 2012-13 season with a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic morality tale and holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by local actor and composer Jason Woods. Based on Dickens’ 1843 novella, Woods’ powerful one-man performance brings to life all 25 characters accompanied by his own original score, which lends a wonderful theatrical touch to the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
Set on a cold and bitter Christmas Eve in 1843, Dickens’ best loved classic combines the supernatural with the journey of a cruel miser who finds redemption and the true meaning of charity after a harrowing night of terror and self-discovery. In his tour-de-force performance, Woods brings to life the events of that night, weaving together a riveting tale. The enduring power of the story is evinced by the over 100 stage, screen and television adaptations that the story has received since its debut, and which Dickens included in his public readings until the day he died.