A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Crispin Whittell
directed by Joe Chvala
A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge (played by J.C. Cutler for the second year) greets each Christmas with a “bah humbug,” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and the grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways.
With a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell, directed by Joe Chvala, Scrooge’s story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as it ever was. Don’t miss your chance to share this perennial holiday favorite – now in its 38th year – with your whole family. It’s an experience they will treasure for years to come.
Run time: 2 hours 20 minutes including one intermission
|Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Bones/
|Mr. Bull/Ali Baba/
Ghost of Christmas Present
|Robert O. Berdahl
|Robinson Crusoe's Parrot/
|Virginia S. Burke
|Old Joe/Jacob Marley
|George/Mr. Sykes/Mr. Bear
Ghost of Christmas Future
|Ghost of Christmas Past/
||Kris L. Nelson
||Isabell Monk O'Connor
||Paris Hunter Paul
| Street Lady/Dora Fezziwig/Jane
||Mathew J. LeFebvre
|Lighting Design recreated by
|Original Music and Music Direction
||Scott W. Edwards
|Voice and Dialect Coaches
|Assistant Stage Manager
VIDEO: Fox 9 goes behind the scenes of A Christmas Carol with Tracey Maloney as she prepares to be the Ghost of Christmas Past.
VIDEO: KARE 11 talks with Angela Timberman about Merriweather and the tradition of A Christmas Carol.
VIDEO: Emily Engberg of Twin Cities Live drops in on the set of A Christmas Carol.
VIDEO: Carolers drop in to share sounds of the season on KARE 11.
VIDEO: KARE 11 talks with Costume Workroom Manager Christine Richardson about the costumes in A Christmas Carol.
VIDEO: TPT MN Original: A Grittier Look for the Guthrie's A Christmas Carol
VIDEO: KARE 11 goes behind the scenes of A Christmas Carol with J.C. Cutler in a piece that aired on December 24, 2011
Star Tribune: Plenty of gusto in Guthrie's 'Christmas Carol'
Minnesota Monthly: Same Old, Same Old ... Except not
Daily Planet: 'Christmas Carol' is eerily resonant
MinnPost: "J.C. Cutler ... is a wonder to behold."
Pioneer Press: As good a play as the good old Twin Cities has always known