Tis the season to revisit Charles Dickens’ story about Scrooge, a character even the ACLU could love. Adapted by Ruth Ann Patee and directed by Jennifer Sparks, A Modern Christmas Carol puts a modern twist on Dickens’s traditional tale A Christmas Carol. Ed pesters friends to do his homework, harasses classmates for lunch money, refuses to go Christmas caroling and is just an all-around Scrooge-and his friends are sick of it! It seems like Ed never spends time with them anymore. In turn, Ed’s parents, both caught up with their careers, don’t spend much time with him-even on Christmas Eve. The night before Christmas, Ed receives ethereal visits from his old friend Kaitlin and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. They remind him of what his life used to be and open his eyes to what it has become and how much worse it could get if Ed doesn’t change his ways right now! The ghosts’ revelations scare Ed out of his wits-especially the notion of attending the loneliest school in the universe where Ed would be the only student and all assignments are due on the same day! By morning, Ed wakes up with a renewed feeling of love, appreciation and true Christmas spirit. Your audiences will be joyfully touched by the outcome of Ed’s transition as they enjoy the light-hearted humor of A Modern Christmas Carol.
The opening gala begins at 6:30PM tonight. Showings continue Dec. 7, 13 & 14 at 7:30PM and Dec. 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 3PM. For more information, visit the X-ACT website or call 937-372-0516.