Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors with a free companion rate for VocalEye users. Tickets may be purchased on line at BrownPaperTickets or by calling 604-224-8007 ext 3.
Running time is approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Suitable for children, ages 5 and up.
Described by Steph Kirkland
An irreverent, funny and, ultimately, deeply moving retelling of Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, that re-imagines Jacob Marley’s heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save the soul of Scrooge, and in the process, save his own.
Jacob Marley may be “dead as a doornail” when A Christmas Carol begins, but he’s full of the after-life in this clever re-telling. To escape his hellish chains, Marley is given the seemingly impossible challenge of redeeming his former business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, whom Dickens describes as “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dogdays; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.”
We know how it ends, but how we get there is full of fun and surprises!
Written by Tom Mula
Directed by Guy Fauchon
“There is an early Christmas present waiting for you at the Jericho Arts Centre. It is an exquisitely realized production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.” –Vancouver Presents
“beautifully realized and a blessed relief from all the ringing cash registers and persistently piped-in Christmas carols. God bless you, every one at Theatre Obscura” –Jo Ledingham
A Theatre Obscura production