A Christmas Carol Behind The Scenes

Dated: 09/04/2017

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By Lindsey Keeley

The theater is an ancient tradition. People have been playing characters as long as they could speak. There's something magical about putting yourself in someone else's shoes and exploring why they are who they are. And there's something just as enchanting about watching the stories that unfold.

I have the incredible fortune to have been cast in this year's rendition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol showing at the Ellen Theatre this month. This is my first time on stage at the Ellen, and it was even better than I'd imagined. I have encountered loving and hardworking cast-mates and a director and crew who have given an extraordinary amount of time and heart into this production.

Scrooge is a well-known character. He hates Christmas and any good wishes associated with it. In the story, he is haunted by three ghosts - Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They show him the meaning of love, joy, gratefulness, and generosity. It's a well-known story.

So what's different this year? Why should you take a couple of hours to see it? Because the director, Frank Simpson, has been intimately involved in this story for over a decade. He's brought new physical additions (like an individual off-stage experience) as well as new emotional depth to the story. As part of the Cratchit family, we learned our role of spreading hope and contentment. His nephew, Fred, is the embodiment of delight and unyielding forgiveness. The Fezziwigs are generosity.

Being involved in this show had reignited the Christmas spirit in me when I was feeling stressed and overwhelmed. It was a timely treat of love and happiness that I could not be more pleased to share with the community. So I entreat you to take a night to escape from the world and join us at the theater.

Show Dates and Times:

Fri, Dec. 9- 7:30pm

Sat, Dec. 10- 7:30pm

Sun, Dec. 11- 3 pm

Thurs, Dec. 15- 7:30 pm

Fri, Dec. 16- 7:30pm

Sat, Dec. 17- 7:30pm

Sun, Dec. 18- 3 pm

Tues, Dec. 20- 7:30pm

Wed, Dec. 21- 7:30pm

Thurs, Dec. 22- 7:30pm

Tickets are available online at www.theellentheatre.com or the Ellen Theatre Box office located at 17 West Main Street Wednesday-Saturday from 1-3pm and two hours before any performance.

You can also win tickets from Christmas Present himself by visiting bit.do/christmastickets.

We hope to see you there!

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