Nov. 27 – Dec. 20, 2015
Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sundays 2:30pm
This Commedia dell’ Arte version of A Christmas Carol, starring stage, film and television actors Dane Rhodes and Travis Resor. It is a highly inventive adaptation of the classic Dickens story. The audience will encounter a company of traveling players about to perform the family holiday classic. As the on-stage trunk of supplies opens, actors and clowns spill out and roll on stage. The gruff stage manager and prop girl check the show’s props, which are shabby and third rate; but the troupe improvises by creating an unbelievable magical world of make-believe. The acting troupe soon discovers that the actors who are playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim have abandoned the tour; but the show must go on! The prop girl eagerly volunteers for the part of Tim while the cynical stage manager must be forcibly drafted to play the old miser. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the Christmas tale – creating fog, snow, fire and ghosts through mime, imagination and wonderful visual effects. The rag tag players quickly become the characters of this story, and we are then pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge, as well as the entire audience. Don’t miss this family friendly magical evening of Christmas miracles as they are sung, danced, mimed and juggled by the Halifax Theatre Company. A holiday Christmas gift of wonder, laughter, awe and imagination for children of all ages.
Tickets: $25 in advance or $27 at door, Children 12 and under $17