Welcome to the real story behind Dickens’ Christmas Carol— Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul, and in the process, redeem his own. Marley is not alone, however; he is aided by the Bogle, an irreverent little sprite with an agenda all his own. You know how the old story ends… or do you?
Three talented actors bring dozens of Dickens’s characters to life and narrate the story as they go in this twist on the old tale, taking the audience on a fantastic journey sure to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. If you have any sort of imagination whatsoever, you’re in for a wonderful ride!
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from Friday, November 28 (Black Friday) through Sunday, December 21 at The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. Runtime is is approximately 90 minutes, not including a fifteen-minute intermission.
According to director, Carolyne Salt, “Tom Mula’s fast-paced, funny and surprisingly revealing look into Jacob Marley’s afterlife is a refreshing treat for holiday theatergoers. It’s the perfect companion piece to Dickens’s holiday classic, and, though I believe it’s somewhat scarier and packs more emotional punch, should be appropriate for anyone aged ten to 105. I feel blessed to be able to share this tale with Gainesville audiences for a second year– expect something different, but no less wondrous as last year’s production!”
To see photos and audience reactions to last year’s production, please visit that event’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/665400713504471/
The current event’s facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/306938976175409
This year’s production features George Steven O’Brien as Marley, Carolyne Salt as the Bogle and Eric Hill as Scrooge.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and may be purchased in advance online, by calling the Acrosstown at 352-BE IN ART (234-6278), or at our ticket partners Wild Iris Books (22 SE 5th Avenue, Suite D– off Main Street near the Co-Op and the CMC) and D-Lites Emporium (4216 Northwest 16th Boulevard– in the Fresh Market plaza) beginning two weeks before opening. Tickets are also available at the door thirty minutes before showtime.
A link to online ticket sales will be available here beginning on or about November 17.
“Of all the holiday shows dotting the theatrical landscape, none shines brighter than Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” —The Life