AN ACTOR’S CAROL
by Charles Evered
Burned-out actor Hugh Pendleton, not-so-fresh from playing Scrooge one too many times in the backwater community theatre where his once promising career has met its unglamorous end, is surprised to encounter three spirits of his own in this quirky and compelling ode to the holiday classic.
“The Triumph of Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol is that it takes an old story and makes it seem new….his modernized take on Dickens’ ubiquitous holiday parable takes the Ebenezer Scrooge story out of Pre-Industrial revolution London and plops it in a squalid Playhouse where season after season of no-budget theater has been subsidized by the holiday cash cow that A Christmas Carol has become. It works, because Evered’s even handed, light hearted reinvention of the source material not only delivers Dicken’s original story of human redemption, but also adds some very relevant ideas about tolerance, including and the theater.”
– Michael C. Moore, Kitsap Sun
“If A Christmas Carol restores our love of Christmas, An Actor’s Carol restores our love of Christmas AND theatre!” – Hal Linden, Tony Award-winning actor
“Shines a 21st century light on an age old tale with cleverness, wit and charm!”
– VJ Hume, CV Independent
Friday, December 13 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2pm
Saturday, December 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 15 at 2pm
Wednesday, December 18 at 2pm
Thursday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Friday, December 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21 at 2pm
Saturday, December 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 22 at 2pm
Please call the box office at 860.767.7318 to reserve your seats.
Individual ticket prices are: $35 adult; $32 senior; $20 student; $15 child. Group price for parties of 10 or more is $30.
Tickets for Thursday, December 19th performance are $18 after 6pm (available at the box office only – limit 4 per person).
Make our holiday show part of your family tradition. Come and visit Ivoryton with it’s display of 500,000 lights throughout the village and one of state’s largest living Christmas trees. Ivoryton is one of the most festive (and brightest!) villages in Connecticut!