Professional Theatre For Maine

A Christmas Carol

Dec 5 - 8, 2017

by adapted by Christopher Schario

A modern and traditional tale in one! Six actors and a fiddler perform the Dickens out of this beloved holiday classic - in a way you've never imagined and will never forget.

All tickets just $5 each - Students and Chaperones

These performance sell out quickly.  It is never too early to book your class for A Christmas Carol.

Recommended for students in Grades 3 -12.

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Reviews:

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.


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

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. 

Runtimes are approximate.

Hearing Assistance and handicapped seating are available upon request.

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