Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
A comedy/drama by Tom Mula
“Marley was dead, to begin with…”—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny, and deeply moving story—discovers his own.
“…Nothing less than an anthem to human nature, to imagination, and to the wonder of a compelling story told by a wondrous storyteller…an inspired and moving story that makes all that old stuff about ghosts and graves seem both immediate and revelatory…a splendid and invigorating evening!” —Chicago Tribune.
“Delectably zany…inspired theatre…gives the audience cause to ache, and to laugh, and in the end, to exalt.” —Citybeat.
“Of all the holiday shows dotting the theatrical landscape, none shines brighter than JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL.” —The Life.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol features Bridget Beirne, Tom Frey, Kraig Swartz and Jared Starkey. Directed by Charles Morey. Rated PG