Professional Theatre For Maine

A Christmas Carol

Dec 8 - 10, 2017

by adapted by Christopher Schario

It’s traditional family entertainment with an exciting new twist!

Get ready for A Christmas Carol like you’ve never seen it before.  Uncluttered by spectacle, six actors and a fiddler grab a handful of props and your imagination and perform the Dickens out of this beloved holiday classic - in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget! Rediscover the magic of theatre and your holiday spirit in this classic story followed by a rousing holiday fiddle concert and sing-a long.

All kids 18 and under only $5 each.

Watch a sneak peek of A Christmas Carol, then get your tickets.


“There’s a great reason why this story is told during the holidays and will never go away”, says author and Artistic Director Christopher Schario.  “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the meaning of the season in all the holiday shopping. Watching Scrooge’s journey always awakens my holiday spirit and gets my heart ready to celebrate Christmas.”

Another thing worth celebrating is The Public Theatre’s ticket price of only $5 for children 18 and under. We are happy to offer quality family entertainment that people can actually afford to bring their family to.

Bring the whole family! Recommended for children in Grades 3-12. For important information about young children, click "Plan Your Visit" tab above.


Lewiston’s Public Theatre’s ‘Christmas Carol’ delights imagination - Portland Press Herald
The audience is rapt as the Dickens classic unfolds with a magical narrative revealed through a child's eyes.

With all the different versions out there of this story, we stay true to the heart of the story, while at the same time imaginatively rejuvenating this familiar tale.  Much of Dickens’ original text is used, with six actors sharing narration, and portraying various characters with the aid of a simple costume piece.  A live fiddler underscores the story with traditional Christmas music, and a hand-cranked wind machine and a thunder sheet create a delightfully theatrical atmosphere. Uncluttered by spectacle, the audience’s imagination is free to soar, and this classic story comes to life in a way you’ve never imagined.

The Public Theatre’s version begins with a child reading a copy of Dickens’ novel. As the child reads, five actors and a fiddler magically appear and slowly coax the child into joining the story and becoming the character of Tiny Tim. It’s a marvelous metaphor for the way literature grabs and transforms us, as well as an original way of illuminating this inspiring tale of human redemption. 

Sponsored by:

AndroOrthodontics Color Web 300 Avangrid Foundation  / Central Maine Power

Mechanics Savings Bank

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