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November 7, 2019 - December 29, 2019

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Original music by Richard Cumming
Directed by Kate Bergstrom

New England’s favorite family holiday tradition

Celebrating 42 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.

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

This year’s production of A Christmas Carol is dedicated to Stephen Hamblett and Nick Cardi. 

Buzz
"Jude Sandy’s take on cantankerous Ebenezer Scrooge will make you laugh, make you cry, and bring home the spirit of this magical holiday that has lost so much to commercial trappings."
The Providence Journal
"It will leave you not only laughing merrily but will definitely help you get into the Christmas spirit."
Tony Annicone, Tony's Corner
" ..an absolute delight...filled with colorful costumes, sounds and imaginative lighting, this is an absolute Holiday must for the entire family."
Will Demers, EDGE Media Network
"There's everything you could wish for in this holiday production: fine acting, terrific direction, marvelous dancing, fabulous costumes, great singing, gorgeous music, splendid sets, howling winds, clunking chains, smoke and mist, a flying bed, snow, humor, charm, fun, surprises, adorable children, laughter, silliness and lots of hope and good will."
Nancy Burns-Fusaro
"The production is warm when it should be, eerie in all the right spots, and unfailingly entertaining."
Kathie Raleigh, The Woonsocket Call
"Jude Sandy takes the audience along on his masterful metamorphosis from cranky, unfeeling miser to playful, delightful child...and it's a wonderful journey to join!"
Rona Mann, WBLQ
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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 niece, Frederika, enters the office to invite him to Christmas dinner with her family. Scrooge turns her 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 Mrs. 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 niece Frederika’s house, where the assembled are 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 shows the dead man’s clothes and items 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 brings a large turkey and warm greetings to the Cratchit home before joining his niece Frederika and her Lucy for Christmas dinner. Never again does Scrooge ignore the joys of the holiday spirit.

Community Partners

Cast & Creative

Cast
Jude Sandy '09
Ebenezer Scrooge
A.J. Baldwin
Ghost of Christmas Past, Fan, Lucy
Timothy Crowe
School Master, Proprietor of Tavern, Old Joe
Danielle Dorfman '20
Mrs. Cratchit, Belle
Jack Dryden '20
Topper, Undertaker, Guitarist
Ricardy Fabre '20
Mr. Cratchit
Taavon Gamble
Narrator, Marley
Mauro Hantman
School Chairman, Micawber, Chairman
Henry Hetz '20
Mr. Dilber, Dick Wilkens
Michael Rosas '20
Solicitor Gentleman, Exchange Gentleman
Haley Schwartz '20
Frederika
Stephen Thorne
Solicitor Gentleman, Exchange Gentleman
Rachael Warren
Fezziwig, Ghost of Christmas Present

Additional Cast

Honesto Aguinaldo
Red Cast: Tiny Tim
Elizabeth Peart
Red Cast: Young Fan/Belinda
Claudia Rufo
Red Cast: Martha
Vivien Thorne
Red Cast: Caroline Macawber
Warnsey Wiggins Jr
Red Cast: Young Scrooge/ Peter
Karyss Williams
Red Cast: Turkey Kid
Adrian Amaya
Green Cast: Tiny Tim
Lily Butler
Green Cast: Caroline Macawber
Breyannie Davis
Green Cast: Young Fan/Belinda
Anthony Davis Jr.
Green Cast: Young Scrooge/ Peter
Rylee Donelan
Green Cast: Turkey Kid
Hayley Pezza
Green Cast: Martha

Creative

Kate Bergstrom '18
Director
Michael Rice
Music Director
Taavon Gamble
Choreographer
Patrick Lynch
Set Design
Olivera Gajic
Costume Design
Barbara Samuels
Lighting Design
Broken Chord
Sound Design
Meg Tracy Leddy
Stage Manager
James Kane
Assistant Stage Manager

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