It’s that time of the year again where the Big Walnut Drama Club puts on their fall production. However, this year starts a new tradition, where every four years, the drama club will put on A Christmas Carol. In Big Walnut’s rendition of the classic Charles Dickens story, there will be a steampunk twist on the atmosphere of the tale, while still keeping true to the original story.
It’s Christmas Eve, and the ruthless and solemn Ebenezer Scrooge (Caleb Gillespie) has been mourning the death of his business partner, Jacob Marley (Nathan Hobbs) for seven years. While still being the selfish and greedy businessman he has always been, his overworked and underpaid client Bob Cratchit (Andrew Pohlod) asks for but one Christmas gift from his boss; Christmas Day off.
Scrooge first declines Cratchit’s request, but through much manipulation and a merry, but unwanted, visit from his nephew Fred (Grant Houser), he granted the day off. After closing up for the night, Scrooge goes home and gets haunted by his deceased business partner, Marley, to warn him about what his future is to become if he doesn’t change. After the frightening event, Marley also says that he will be haunted by three spirits, all as a reflection of his past, present, and future.
Opening night is Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m. Other performances includes Saturday December 10 at 7 p.m. and a Senior Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on December 11.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Tickets are $5 for General Admission and on Sunday senior citizens get in for free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. It is sure to be a fantastic show with a great cast.
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