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A Christmas Carol

Adapted from Charles Dickens' novella
  • Libby Zabit, Terrance Jackson, & Sarah Van Deusen
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Shaan Sharma & Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Michael Vine & Tyler Cramer
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Sarah Van Deusen & Terrance Jackson
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Michael Vine & Emily Grove
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Tyler Cramer, Michael Vine, Zoe Velling, & Shaan Sharma
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Zoe Velling & Libby Zabit
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Terrance Jackson, Zoe Velling, Emily Grove, & Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Tyler Cramer & Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Tyler Cramer, Michael Vine, & Zoe Velling
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Shaan Sharma & Michael Vine
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

  • Zoe Velling, Sarah Van Deusen, Tyler Cramer, Michael Vine, Libby Zabit, Shaan Sharma, Terrance Jackson, & Emily Grove
    Photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Synopsis

Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and is determined to avoid celebrating the season. Then he receives a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former business partner. Marley, whose spirit walks the earth in anguish, warns Scrooge that the same fate awaits him unless he changes his miserly ways. Thus begins a Christmas Eve like no other, as Ebenezer Scrooge, with the help of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, learns to open his heart to all those around him. A new adaptation with 8 quick-changing actors and 15 of your favorite carols, this play will leave you glowing with the joy of the season.

Cast

Ebenezer Scrooge a miser
Bob Cratchit – Scrooge’s clerk
Mrs. Cratchit Bob’s wife
Want child of Mankind
Martha Cratchit Bob’s daughter
Peter Cratchit Bob’s oldest son
Tiny Tim Cratchit Bob’s young son, is lame
Jacob Marley Scrooge’s late business partner
Fred Scrooge’s nephew
Elizabeth Fred’s wife
Kitty Elizabeth’s sister
Topper Fred’s friend
Solicitors charity workers
Beggar Woman homeless woman
Phantoms spirits desperate to help
Will a fishmonger
Caroline Will’s wife
Ignorance child of Mankind
Boy fetches a poulterer for Scrooge
Poulterer runs a poultry shop
Mr. Drake - schoolmaster Scrooge's former schoolmaster
Mr. Dawkins a farmer
Mrs. Dawkins his wife
Mrs. Wemmick a neighbor
Fan Scrooge’s sister (Fred’s mother)
Fezziwig Scrooge’s former employer
Mrs. Fezziwig Fezziwig’s wife
Dick Wilkins Scrooge’s former coworker
Belle Scrooge’s former love interest
Charles Belle’s husband
Thomas Belle’s son
Clara Belle’s daughter
Joe a shady pawnbroker
Mrs. Dilber a laundress
Mrs. Tetterby a charwoman

Specs

Cast Size: 8 (4m, 4w)
Approximate Run Time: 75m
Number of Acts: One
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Production History

A CHRISTMAS CAROL was first produced by Barter Theatre (Barter at the Moonlite) in 2020
Katy Brown, Producing Artistic Director


Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:

Fred/Jacob Marley/Dick Wilkins/Christmas Yet to Come
Bob Cratchit/Phantom #3/Mr. Dawkins/Thomas/Topper/Will/Boy
Christmas Present/Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Drake/Charles/Joe
Belle/Mrs. Dawkins/Martha Cratchit/Elizabeth/Want/Mrs. Tetterby
Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig/Beggar Woman/Mrs. Wemmick/Caroline/Poulterer
Christmas Past/Solicitor #1/ Phantom #2/Peter Cratchit/Kitty/Ignorance
Tiny Tim/Solicitor #2/ Phantom #1/Fan/Clara/Mrs. Dilber

Cast Size: 8 (4m, 4w)
Approximate Run Time: 75m
Number of Acts: One
Script Sample
Request Rights
Sample Music

Synopsis

Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and is determined to avoid celebrating the season. Then he receives a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former business partner. Marley, whose spirit walks the earth in anguish, warns Scrooge that the same fate awaits him unless he changes his miserly ways. Thus begins a Christmas Eve like no other, as Ebenezer Scrooge, with the help of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, learns to open his heart to all those around him. A new adaptation with 8 quick-changing actors and 15 of your favorite carols, this play will leave you glowing with the joy of the season.

Cast

Ebenezer Scrooge
a miser
Bob Cratchit –
Scrooge’s clerk
Mrs. Cratchit
Bob’s wife
Want
child of Mankind
Martha Cratchit
Bob’s daughter
Peter Cratchit
Bob’s oldest son
Tiny Tim Cratchit
Bob’s young son, is lame
Jacob Marley
Scrooge’s late business partner
Fred
Scrooge’s nephew
Elizabeth
Fred’s wife
Kitty
Elizabeth’s sister
Topper
Fred’s friend
Solicitors
charity workers
Beggar Woman
homeless woman
Phantoms
spirits desperate to help
Will
a fishmonger
Caroline
Will’s wife
Ignorance
child of Mankind
Boy
fetches a poulterer for Scrooge
Poulterer
runs a poultry shop
Mr. Drake - schoolmaster
Scrooge's former schoolmaster
Mr. Dawkins
a farmer
Mrs. Dawkins
his wife
Mrs. Wemmick
a neighbor
Fan
Scrooge’s sister (Fred’s mother)
Fezziwig
Scrooge’s former employer
Mrs. Fezziwig
Fezziwig’s wife
Dick Wilkins
Scrooge’s former coworker
Belle
Scrooge’s former love interest
Charles
Belle’s husband
Thomas
Belle’s son
Clara
Belle’s daughter
Joe
a shady pawnbroker
Mrs. Dilber
a laundress
Mrs. Tetterby
a charwoman
Casting Notes:
The following roles are to be played by the same actor:

Fred/Jacob Marley/Dick Wilkins/Christmas Yet to Come
Bob Cratchit/Phantom #3/Mr. Dawkins/Thomas/Topper/Will/Boy
Christmas Present/Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Drake/Charles/Joe
Belle/Mrs. Dawkins/Martha Cratchit/Elizabeth/Want/Mrs. Tetterby
Mrs. Cratchit/Mrs. Fezziwig/Beggar Woman/Mrs. Wemmick/Caroline/Poulterer
Christmas Past/Solicitor #1/ Phantom #2/Peter Cratchit/Kitty/Ignorance
Tiny Tim/Solicitor #2/ Phantom #1/Fan/Clara/Mrs. Dilber


Production History

A CHRISTMAS CAROL was first produced by Barter Theatre (Barter at the Moonlite) in 2020
Katy Brown, Producing Artistic Director

Script Sample
Request Rights
Sample Music