Nineteenth-century London came to life and recaptured for audiences the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all the favorite characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come—and everyone's favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol originally in 1843 and stands as one of the most beloved and well-known Christmas stories today. It is the story of wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve that take him through the past, present, and potential future of his life. By the end, Scrooge’s view of the world, his community, and himself is left profoundly and permanently changed.
A Christmas Carol has had countless adaptations for virtually every medium, including stage, television, film, opera, and radio. Patrick Barlow's adaptation is perhaps the most accessible version of the Charles Dickens classic. Part of the reason is that playwright Patrick Barlow injects a lot of humor into the piece. This comedy takes place because Barlow is able to mine the humor which can be found in the language, the situation and, of course, at times, the mood of the play. In the end the play does capture the sincerity and joy of Scrooge’s redemption. It is an adaptation which works extremely well.
The Bishop Stang Theatre Company's production brought together a talented cast including: Arianna Barboza, Phoenix Carreiro, Emma Chause, Gia Chessa, Emily Defreitas, David Habboosh, Neda Habboosh, Caleb Hughes, Philip Marcalo, Xavier Markey, Chicka Okafor, Allison Pereira, Lily Saulnier, Myra Wong, along with nine area children, featuring Luca Westgate as Tiny Tim.
The performances were held Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 on the stage at Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Rd., North Dartmouth.