Like most fossil fuels, lumps of coal often get a bad rap -- but Christmastime is the worst. Tired of being stereotyped as simply a threat to children on the Naughty List, one artistically inclined Lump decides to challenge assumptions and turn one child's worst nightmare into a dream come true. Thus begins A Lump of Coal for Christmas, a hilarious holiday ode to carbon-based fuels, unlikely friendships and the true spirit of the season. Adventure Theatre MTC presents the world premiere of this new, hour-long Christmas musical by Norman Allen (Christmas Carol Rag). Holly Twyford directs this sooty and soulful production at Adventure Theatre MTC at Glen Echo Park.