A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley

wwudrama presents comedic holiday drama

By: Becky St. Clair

Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Brandon Richards, junior mass communications, waits for the first of his three spiritual visitors as the Ghost of Jacob Marley, played by Jason Daub, senior mass communications, observes. Photo by Eric Ashley.

wwudrama’s fall quarter production, “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley” opens this weekend on the Donnie Rigby Stage.  Adapted by Israel Horowitz, the comedic drama tells the well-loved story by Charles Dickens.  Set in the 1920s, this classic story is presented in a unique, humorous, and ultimately heart-warming way.  

“A Christmas Carol” tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly, cranky old man with no interest in Christmas or the joy it represents.  His poor attitude reaches many in the town, including that of the family of Tiny Tim, a sick young boy who isn’t expected to live past Christmas.   Tiny Tim and his family, however, remain optimistic, and refuse to let Scrooge’s attitude affect their Christmas spirits.  

When Scrooge goes to bed on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the ghost of his friend and former business partner, Marley.  Marley introduces Scrooge to the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Future, each one showing Scrooge what Christmas should be like, and what others think of him and his crankiness.  He also gets a chance to see what Christmas is like for others.

This heart-warming story is sure to make everyone laugh, cry, and think.  This wwudrama production is directed by David Crawford, and produced by Jerry Entze.  It stars Brandon Richards and Jason Daub in the title roles, with fast-paced, multi-character appearances by ten additional cast members.  

Show dates are December 6, 7, 11, 13, and 14, with curtain at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee also showing on Dec. 7.)  The production will take place on the Donnie Rigby Stage (Black Box Theatre) in Canaday Technology Center at 4th and Davis Streets in College Place.  

Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 students and seniors, and $8 with a WWU ID card.  Tickets are available at drama.wallawalla.edu, or by calling 509-527-2158.  Seating is limited; reservations are recommended.

For more information on this fantastic Christmas production, contact David Crawford, head of wwudrama, at 509-527-2641, or Jerry Entze, producer, at 509-527-2246.

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