Scrooge. Tiny Tim. Marley’s Ghost. They all return to Bend December 21-23 in John Jakes’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation.
This unique version of the family favorite and holiday classic starts with Dickens reading his famous story that packed auditoriums across Europe and America. As A Christmas Carol unfolds behind him, Dickens himself weaves in and out of the action – observing, performing small roles and interjecting his own perspective.
This adaptation is by best-selling novelist John Jakes, whom the New York Times calls “a master of the ancient art of storytelling.” CTC’s production is directed by Diane Turnbull. The all-local cast stars Alan Maxim as Scrooge and Brad Kent as Marley. The Cratchit Family is portrayed by Emma Anderson, Hannah Luckett, Aaron Fry, Noah Hill, Brooke Gabert and Megan Williams.
“The whole family will delight in this timeless tale of redemption as Tiny Tim teaches Scrooge the importance of compassion,” said Ray Solley, executive director of the Tower Theatre. A Christmas Carol is produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
A Christmas Carol wraps up the Tower’s Marquee Series, sponsored by U.S. Bank with supporting sponsor BendBroadband. “For more than 75 years, U.S. Bank has supported arts and culture across Oregon. We are delighted to partner with the Tower Theatre Foundation to bring powerful stage performances to Bend and showcase brilliant local talent,” commented Stacey Dodson, central and eastern region president of U.S. Bank.
The Tower Theatre Foundation owns and operates the historic stage in downtown Bend. The Foundation’s mission is to provide performing arts, civic, educational and social events that enliven and enrich the lives of all Central Oregonians. Membership, program information and individual and group tickets are available at the box office (835 NW Wall), by phone (541-317-0700) or online (www.towertheatre.org). Details on events are also at facebook.com/TheTowerTheatre.
What: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
When: December 21-23 ~ 7pm and December 23 ~ 2pm
Where: Tower Theatre ~ 835 NW Wall Street ~ Bend, Oregon
Tickets: $24 adults / $14 students & children ~ Reserved seating