Get into the Christmas Spirit at the ART!

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?

Four very 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 opens November 29 (Black Friday) and runs through December 22. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. 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 theater-goers. It’s the perfect companion piece to Dickens’s holiday classic, and though I believe it’s a bit scarier and packs more emotional punch, should be appropriate for anyone aged ten to 105. I’ve adored this deeply moving play for over a decade, now, and am absolutely delighted to finally be able to share it with Gainesville’s audiences.”

For additional information about the show, or to arrange an interview, please contact Carolyne Salt at or 352-275-7790.

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    Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past.  We continually respect, and challenge-- * ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more, * our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more, * other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more, --and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

    The ART is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)3 nonprofit.