Main Street Players presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, a fun take on a holiday classic

STAFF REPORT :::

Tickets are still available for Main Street Players presentation of a unique spin of the holiday classic in “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.”

Jacob Marley is dead. We’ve always known that, and we’re not at all upset by it. He does his one little scene, sets Scrooge’s redemption into motion and then disappears…but playwright Tom Mula has invented a back-story – and a front story – of Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul, and in the process, save his own.

Aided by a Bogle – a malicious little hell-sprite – with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell and beyond.

Filled with humor, this reimagined version of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” takes you on a journey from Jacob Marley’s point of view.

Four actors transform into all the characters telling the story of Marley’s encounter with spirits and memories. Reece Breedlove III plays Jacob Marley, Joshua Parrot is Scrooge, Charles Ellerby is the Bogle and Tony Fox is the Record Keeper. These actors also play a host of other roles that round out this favorite Christmas tale with a twist.

The play is directed by Main Street Players Artistic Director and Costume Designer Norma Richardson, and the set was created by resident designer B.J. Hughes with assistance from master carpenter Frank Dansby. Sound design is provided by Robert Nauhaus, with original music by Larry Schanker, and lighting design and production is by Nate Barnes.

This is a delightful and uplifting show that will warm your heart.

Two shows remain with “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” playing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students, with special discounts available for groups of ten or more. may be purchased online at www.mainstreetplayers.org or by calling the Main Street Players box office at 770.229.9916. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the theatre prior to each performance.

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