A Christmas Carol

STAFF REPORT

QUINCY — QCT will present the return of live theatre Dec. 9 to 13 and 17 to 20 with Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of human kindness. Adapted by playwright Christopher Schario, A Christmas Carol tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. Six actors bring to life the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being.

The cast includes Darwin Smith as Ebeneezer Scrooge; Quinton Miller as Tiny Tim; Kevin Williams as Bob Cratchit and Marley’s Ghost; Mark Hespen as Fred, Fezziwig, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Old Joe; Emma Figge as Gentlewoman No. 1, Fan, Mrs. Fezziwig, Belle, Martha Cratchit, and the Laundress; and Gretchen Wolfmeyer as Gentlewoman No. 2, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, and the Charwoman.

“This particular adaptation is extremely faithful to the original source material while also highly theatrical in its use of only six actors playing over 20 roles,” said Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “Dickens’ Christmas ghost story will be a memorable part of the holiday season and a reminder to care for our fellow man, as we are all connected on life’s journey. This lesson feels especially poignant for our community at this time.”

Tickets for this production are $25. 2020 season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. This may be done by calling the box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 to 13. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16. They may be purchased online at 1qct.org or by calling the Box Office. Tickets to the show will be sold as general admission and seats will then be assigned by the box office to ensure adequate distancing is maintained. Audience sizes are limited per the state’s guidelines.

The theatre has implemented new policies and procedures to promote the safest environment possible. To view the theatre’s complete reopening plan, visit 1qct.org.

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