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November 8, 2018 - December 30, 2018

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Original music by Richard Cumming
Directed by Mark Valdez

New England’s favorite family holiday tradition

Celebrating 41 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.

A local choir will be featured at each performance of A Christmas Carol. See the full list and schedule here.

Click here to read an article from the Providence Journal about our Sensory Friendly programming.

Best availability in November. Buy early for best seats and prices.

 

Buzz
"Jump on your sled and slide on down for another joyous ride into the holidays with another marvelous staging of A Christmas Carol from Trinity Rep!"
Dave Christner, Newport Daily News
"It will leave you laughing merrily and definitely will help you get into the Christmas spirit."
Tony Annicone, Theater Mirror
"A lovely blend of tradition and inventive touches that imparts a lingering good mood."
Kathie Raleigh, Woonsocket Call
"This whole production really doubles down on the family-friendly aspects of the story."
Andria Tieman, Broadway World
"Every year a different cast and an innovative director amaze me with a new twist."
Don Fowler, Warwick Beacon
"An always-welcome way to sit back and enjoy a generous, healthy, two-hour dose of holiday spirit."
Rich Fahey, On Boston Stages
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Spoiler Alert!

Synopsis

Below is a synopsis of the show. You've been warned.

It’s a cold, Christmas Eve night in Dickensian London.  Ebenezer Scrooge, the miserly businessman, continues to work away from the holiday merriment with his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, enters the office to invite him to Christmas dinner with his family. Scrooge turns him down without even a “Merry Christmas.”

Scrooge leaves his office for the London street scene. There are children singing carols and people begging Scrooge for money. As he walks home, he begins to hear the voice of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Scrooge arrives home, scared and startled, and tries to convince himself that the voices were only his imagination. But soon the ghost of Marley appears to warn him that he will be visited by three spirits and that Scrooge must listen to them if he wants to escape his fate.

Even though Scrooge doesn’t believe what he sees or hears, later that night the Ghost of Christmas Past appears. The spirit shows Scrooge images from his childhood and young adulthood, including moments with his sister Fan, his first employer Mr. Fezziwig, and a painful memory with his fiancée, Belle, who left him because he cared for his money more than her.

Soon the Ghost of Christmas present arrives and shows Scrooge Bob Cratchit’s tiny home on this Christmas Day. Cratchit enters carrying his son, Tiny Tim, on his shoulders and singing. The spirit tells Scrooge that unless the future changes, Tiny Tim will die. The ghost also shows Scrooge his nephew Fred’s house, where the family is playing games and making fun of Scrooge.

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come finally appears. They don’t speak to Scrooge, only showing him several conversations where people discuss the death of a lonely old miser. The spirit brings Scrooge to a pawnshop where the dead man’s clothes and items are being sold. The last stop is Scrooge’s own tombstone, where he realizes that the lonely man’s whose death is being celebrated is his own.

Scrooge vows to change his ways. He honors Christmas Day when he wakes up in the morning, spreading through generosity and kindness. With a newly-warmed heart, Scrooge celebrates the spirit of Christmas with his loved ones. Never again does Scrooge ignore the joys of the holiday spirit.

Community Partners

Cast & Creative

Cast
Stephen Thorne
Ebenezer Scrooge
Timothy Crowe
Past, Poor Grandfather, Guest 1, Royal 3
Louis Reyes McWilliams '19
Fred, Royal 2
Fred Sullivan, Jr.
Undertaker, Present, Royal 1
Daniel Duque-Estrada '13
Cratchit, School Master
Taavon Gamble
Solicitor 1, Worker, Undertaker's Man
Ava Gaudet
Solicitor 2, Fezi, Old Jo
Tanya Anderson
Mrs. Dilber, Sister-in-Law
Mauro Hantman
Marley, Topper
Elizabeth Lewis '19
Poor Granddaughter, Lucy
María Gabriela Rosado González '19
Mrs. Crummels, Belle, Guest 2
Octavia Chavez-Richmond '18
Mrs. Cratchit, Charwoman

Additional Cast

Sophie Appel
Fan, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come/Children's Red Cast
Dirnelys Herrera Figueroa
Martha/Children's Red Cast
Calla Fonseca
Belinda, Want/Children's Red Cast
Samuel Memery
Tiny Tim, Ignorance/Children's Red Cast
Deeshun Parker-Sharpe
Peter/Children's Red Cast
Gabrielle Zabinski
Turkey Child/Children's Red Cast
Jeffrey Bento
Peter/Children's Green Cast
Ahlyha Bright
Martha/Children's Green Cast
Rylee Donelan
Tiny Tim/Children's Green Cast
Odysseas Pavlides
Turkey Child/Children's Green Cast
Juliana Quadros
Belinda, Want/Children's Green Cast
Addison Ralphs
Fan, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come/Children's Green Cast
Alfredo Antillon
Understudy
Madeleine Barker
Understudy
Lizzy Brooks
Understudy
Andrew Gombas
Understudy
Chris Lindsay
Understudy
Gunnar Manchester
Understudy

Creative

Mark Valdez
Director
Esther Zabinski
Music Director
Rebecca Noon
Assistant Director
yon Tande Whitney V. Hunter
Choreographer
Michael McGarty
Set Designer
Gary Lennon
Costume Designer
Karin Olson
Lighting Designer
Peter Sasha Hurowitz
Sound Designer
Kristen Gibbs
Production Stage Manager
Sara Sheets
Assistant Stage Manager

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