Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Nov 18, 2018

Raleigh’s Actors Comedy Lab calls itself a “small-but-feisty non-profit theatre company,” so it’s no surprise that their Christmas production would be a bit of the beaten path.
 
The show is co-produced with the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Partners. Jacob Marley’s A Christmas Carol puts more emphasis on Ebeneezer Scrooge’s questionable business partner. Marley can get a free pass out of hell, but only if he helps Scrooge find his way.
 
Performances are scheduled from December 7-16. So, if you need a laugh, and a break from shopping and gift wrapping, this is the perfect holiday feel-good escape.
 

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Presents JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

 
North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Presents JACOB MARLEY\'S CHRISTMAS CAROLNorth Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Partners with Actors Comedy Lab to present “an alternative holiday production”: Jacob Marley‘s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula.
 
Adapted for four actors from Charles Dickens‘s 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, Jacob Marley‘s Christmas Carol makes the old story new again. The play opens as does the Victorian classic, with Marley dead as a doornail – “there is no doubt whatever about that”. This festive ghost story takes place in the ethereal planes of the afterlife. The production uses lights, music, and sound effects to transport Marley to various locations and times. Marley scrambles to redeem himself by reforming “that squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” Ebeneezer Scrooge…in just 24 hours.

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