By AMY YUNK
The Nebraska Caravan Theatre brings the timeless classic by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, to the Cumberland County College Theatre on December 14 at 7:00pm. The production includes forty actors and an orchestrated soundtrack. The play, which takes place in London, England, exhibits authentic costumes and British carols to create the ambiance of the story.
In 1979, the Nebraska Caravan Theatre began touring the Charles Jones adaptation of A Christmas Carol. It is now the longest running national tour of A Christmas Carol throughout the United States.
“The play enables guests to bring the whole family, and it will leave you with a satisfying feeling,” said Greg Hambleton, theater director. He reported that the play was shown last year and tickets immediately sold out!
A Christmas Carol is the story of a superficial money-hungry miser named Scrooge who receives a visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future on Christmas Eve. The ghosts reveal significant pieces of Scrooge’s life. When Scrooge awakes on Christmas morning, he gains a new reputation as a kind and generous man.
Dickens believed that a greedy world could be healed by brotherhood and unselfishness and the Nebraska Caravan Theatre brings that principle to life.
Tickets are on sale and cost $22.00 for adults, $18.00 for adults 55 years and older, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.