A Refreshing New Adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Victory Gardens Theater
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The last date listed for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was Saturday December 30, 2006 / 8:30pm.
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Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Marcella Welch
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Truly mesmerizing! My companions and I were impressed by the caliber of the production, The Christmas Carol. We laughed out loud, tapped our toes to the music, and were drawn in by Scrooge's emotions. This was the first time attending a production at the Victory Garden Theatre, and we left the theatre making plans to attend again.
Quotes & Highlights
“…striking vibrant…head-turning surprise”_ —Chicago Tribune_
“…powerful and entertaining”_ —Talkin Broadway_
“knocks itself out with…more scale and verve "_ —Chicago Tribune_
For those who think Charles Dickens wrote_ A Christmas Carol _to create a sentimental-Hallmark-greeting-card experience, think again! When Provision Theater’s Artistic Director Tim Gregory and multiple-Jeff-Award-winning director/writer David Bell actually read A Christmas Carol they realized that they, too, had been led astray over the years by the over-simplification and over-commercialization of this great work. At its core, Dickens’ classic is a story of deep human transformation—and the great hope that such transformation is possible, even for the Scrooge-iest of us. This Jefferson Award Nominated adaptation, written by Gregory and Bell, is one of the truest to the original theme you’ll ever see.
Brad Armancost returns this year as the miserly Scrooge, reviving his Jeff-nominated performance as Best Actor, along with a stellar cast of actors, singers and dancers to bring you this moving version of a must-see Christmas classic.