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In a season stuffed with varied versions of the classic yuletide tale, Paul Morella’s solo performance stands apart for its devotion to Dickens’ original language and storytelling genius. One extraordinary performer brings to life Scrooge and his specters, the whole Cratchit family, and celebrants of Christmases past, present, and future – more than 50 different characters in all. It’s why this production is a treasured annual tradition gathering more devotees than ever as it enters its 13th iteration.

A friendly one-man show (Morella, in a Victorian suit, greets you at the door) that faithfully sticks to the Dickens novella over its swift two hours. What you hear is exactly what Dickens wrote, rich descriptions and all. This was originally a ghost story, and that’s how it feels as Morella stands alone on a shadowy stage, looking you in the eye as cranky old Ebenezer Scrooge begins his jittery night. - The Washington Post



Audio-Described Performance
Wednesday, Dec 14th at 7:45pm

terpreted Performance
Thursday , Dec 15th at 7:45pm

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Charles Dickens

Adapted and Performed by
Paul Morella


2022-23 Season
Part of the 2022-23 Season


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Health and Safety

In the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab face masks are required at all performances of A Christmas Carol. This is to protect our sole actor who performs in close proximity to audience members. Food and drink are not allowed in the theatre buy may be consumed in the lobby.

As has been the policy since last spring, facemasks are not required in lobby areas.

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A Christmas Carol

November 25 - January 1 2023

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Open Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 6:00PM

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