Professional Theatre For Maine

A Christmas Carol

Dec 11 - 13, 2015

by by Charles Dickens, adapted by Christopher Schario

Don’t miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! Rediscover the magic of theatre, when six actors and a fiddler bring Charles Dickens’ classic story to life in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. All children 18 and under only $5!

“There’s a great reason why this story is told during the holidays and will never go away”, says author and Artistic Director Christopher Schario.  “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the meaning of the season in all the holiday shopping. Watching Scrooge’s journey always awakens my holiday spirit and gets my heart ready to celebrate Christmas.”

Another thing worth celebrating is The Public Theatre’s ticket price of only $5 for children 18 and under. We are happy to offer quality family entertainment that people can actually afford to bring their family to.

Bring the whole family! Recommended for students in Grades 2-12.

Reviews:

Lewiston’s Public Theatre’s ‘Christmas Carol’ delights imagination - Portland Press Herald
The audience is rapt as the Dickens classic unfolds with a magical narrative revealed through a child's eyes.

Watch a sneak peek of A Christmas Carol, then get your tickets.

With all the different versions out there of this story, we stay true to the heart of the story, while at the same time imaginatively rejuvenating this familiar tale.  Much of Dickens’ original text is used, with six actors sharing narration, and portraying various characters with the aid of a simple costume piece.  A live fiddler underscores the story with traditional Christmas music, and a hand-cranked wind machine and a thunder sheet create a delightfully theatrical atmosphere. Uncluttered by spectacle, the audience’s imagination is free to soar, and this classic story comes to life in a way you’ve never imagined.

The Public Theatre’s version begins with a child reading a copy of Dickens’ novel. As the child reads, five actors and a fiddler magically appear and slowly coax the child into joining the story and becoming the character of Tiny Tim. It’s a marvelous metaphor for the way literature grabs and transforms us, as well as an original way of illuminating this inspiring tale of human redemption. 

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A Christmas Carol

Dec 11 - 13, 2015

Re-discover the classic story told in a way you've never imagined and will never forget, or continue your tradition.  Either way, you won't want to miss The Public Theatre’s critically acclaimed holiday production! All children 18 and under only $5!

“There’s a great reason why this story is told during the holidays and will never go away”, says author and Artistic Director Christopher Schario.  “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the meaning of the season in all the holiday shopping. Watching Scrooge’s journey always awakens my holiday spirit and gets my heart ready to celebrate Christmas.”

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Reviews:

Lewiston’s Public Theatre’s ‘Christmas Carol’ delights imagination - Portland Press Herald