"A Christmas Carol"

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A miserly man confronts the specters of his past, present, and future in Charles Dickens’s timeless holiday tale

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  • $30 for one ticket for seating in orchestra section 200 or 350, or mezzanine section 400 (up to $53.75 value)
  • $30 for one ticket on December 26 for seating in orchestra section 300 or 350 and mezzanine section 400 (up to $42.50 value)
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A Christmas Carol

In Charles Dickens’s timeless Yuletide ghost story, an inveterate miser discovers there is more to the holiday season than making up words such as “humbug.” It’s Christmas Eve, and Ebenezer Scrooge thinks his sole concession to the spirit of generosity—grudgingly giving his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit tomorrow off with pay—will be the day’s only unpleasant event. But that’s before the shade of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley, drops by wearing a preview of the chains Scrooge himself has forged through a lifetime of greed. Three other spirits soon follow and whisk Scrooge on a journey through time, where he reflects on a love lost with the Ghost of Christmas Past, peeks in on the present-day poverty—and good cheer—of the Cratchit house with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and quakes before the horror of dying alone and unloved with the Ghost of Christmas Future. Like most high-school calculus tests, it all ends up being a dream, giving Scrooge one last chance to redeem himself and save Tiny Tim.

A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843 to instant critical acclaim and has since been adapted into hundreds of versions that include musicals, modernized retellings, parodies, and fanciful steampunk reimaginings. No matter the setting or the number of gears on Scrooge’s hat, Dickens’s playful sense of language survives in such lines as “There’s more of gravy than the grave about you, whatever you are!” as does the powerful visuals of his prose: “A crutch without an owner, carefully preserved.” Dickens’s themes of mortality, charity, and hope for humanity have become a cherished seasonal refrain for millions of families—and as much a part of the holidays as eating the Christmas tree.

Perseverance Theatre

  • 1979: the year Perseverance Theatre was founded
  • 38: total seasons
  • 65: world premiere productions, and counting
  • 2: number of "R"s in Perseverance. It seems like there should be more, but no, it's just two.
  • 15,000: approximate number of artists and audience members Perseverance reaches each year
  • 1998: the year Paula Vogel won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive, which she wrote and developed while in residence at Perseverance
  • 1: number of stories on NPR's All Things Considered focused on the theater's mission to serve its community

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