A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Gabriel Kirkley & Thomas Smith

University of the Fraser Valley, CEP Campus Studio Theatre
December 19-22, 2012

The classic story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the old miser, who refuses to get into the Christmas spirit. Waking from a dream one night, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that he will be haunted by three spirits: the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Filled with wonderful characters and a powerful message of hope and family, this heartwarming tale will delight audiences of all ages!

Public Performances:

MON TUES WED THUR FRI SAT SUN
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7:30pm
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9:30am
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12pm
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7:30pm
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7:30pm
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2pm
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Audience Reviews

"We just wanted to drop a note to say how much we enjoyed the quality of the performance. We look forward to your upcoming productions!"
- Laura and Don

"Particularly special was during the school shows when the children would come out wide-eyed and beaming, excitedly sharing with everyone their favourite parts and characters."
- Thomas

"A very well put together adaptation of Dickens, an excellent cast, and the kind of magic that only comes from theatre!"
- Bruce


Cast

Aaron Froc
Bob Cratchit
Celina Lewis
Fan & Martha Cratchit
Connie Bahnman
Ghost of Christmas Past
Danielle Milette
Mrs. Cratchit
Dylan Schroeder
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Jessie Whatley
Belle & Anna Burnett
Jonathan Friesen
Ebenezer Scrooge
Matt McLean
Ghost of Christmas Present
Matthew Paine
Jacob Marley & Fezziwig
Natasha Thompson
Catherine
Patrick Jolicoeur
Fred Burnett
Torry Janz
Young Scrooge
Parker Zacharias
Tiny Tim
Terrell Zacharias
Peter Cratchit & Boy

Production Team

Gabriel Kirkley
Director
Beth Gasser
Costume Designer
Amanda Thiessen
Costume Designer
Melissa Harris
Set Designer
Jamea Lister
Lighting Designer
Ron Jackson
Sound Designer
Mandy Dyck
Hair & Make-up Designer
Katherine Beswick
Props Designer
Colleen Plenert
Stage Manager

Director's Note

A Christmas Carol is one of my favourite stories from childhood and perhaps one of the most affective and enduring tales of redemption ever told. Ebeneezer Scrooge’s story is so important in our culture and history because Charles Dickens’ novella was printed at a time when what we now view as Christmas traditions were on the decline due to the immense changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution: some historians have even pointed to A Christmas Carol as the point at which those traditions were revitalized and the modern idea of Christmas was born.

Perhaps because of this, many of us could likely repeat the basic story of the visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts to the old curmudgeon Scrooge without much trouble. We’ve tried to capture as much of the magic of Dickens’ original story as we can. Ultimately, you will be the test of how well we have succeeded. Please enjoy the show, tell your friends and don’t forget to come to see more Theatre Junkies productions in the future.


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