The Chesapeake Arts Center is proud to announce that local Pasadena Theatre Company will be performing the family’s Holiday favorite, “A Christmas Carol” on Fridays, December, 6 and 13th at 8:00pm, Saturdays, December, 7 and 14th at 8:00pm, and Sundays, December, 8, and 15th at 3:00pm, 2013 in the Studio 194 Theatre located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Tickets are available for purchase for $15 for Children 12 & Under, $19 for Adults at the Box Office or by visiting the Chesapeake Arts Center website, www.Chesapeakearts.org.
Set in Victorian London, “A Christmas Carol” tells the story of stingy merchant Scrooge, who chases carolers away in the plays opening scene and in another Christmas Eve scene counts the number of coals his beleaguered clerk, Bob Cratchit, burns to take the bitter chill from his office.
Dickens depicts the abuses of industrialization, including merchants’ greed and inhumane working conditions, with children being forced into harsh labor and deprived of education.
The message of “A Christmas Carol” is that miserly Scrooge is redeemable as he learns the lessons taught by visiting spirits of past, present and future Christmases, undergoing a transformation that enables him to celebrate the holiday. In the process, Scrooge also learns how to live the other 364 days of the year and realizes that his miserliness may have deprived and impoverished him as much as it has others.
Pasadena Theatre Company will be offering a beautiful Christmas concert prior to the production under the direction of David Merrill. “What a fabulous way to jump-start your holiday season with not only a concert but a fabulous production of “A Christmas Carol”. We sincerely hope that you will join us in the festivities by attending this year’s Holiday Classic!” says Sharon Steele, Pasadena Theatre Company, Executive Producer.