By Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Duncan McGregor
Directed by: Al Anderson
Performance: November 19 & 22, 1986
Venue: Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
There is no tale that captures the magic and the true message of Christmas more than Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The story of the cold, grasping, squeezing, unfeeling Ebeneezer Scrooge, haunted by three spirits who teach him charity towards his fellow man, is full of the colourfully vibrant life of Victorian England. Yet. Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim have survived their own age with undiminished power. bringing tears and laughter to readers for almost one hundred and fifty years.
The University of Waterloo Drama Department brought the spell of Dicken's unearthly tale to the Humanities Theatre. The characters of A CHRISTMAS CAROL seem almost to demand to meet us face to face, confronting Scrooge and opening his closed mind and frozen heart before our very eyes and ears. Dickens was the most dramatic of nineteenth-century writers. His creations are as much at home on the stage as they are on the page, or in the hearts of those who know and love his story of redemption and good will.