A Christmas Carol 2011

November 19 - December 30, 2011 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage
For more than 35 years audiences have treasured the Guthrie's A Christmas Carol, making it a Twin Cities tradition not to be missed. Last season the Guthrie debuted a fresh take on Dickens' ghost story, featuring a new adaptation by British playwright Crispin Whittell, a dazzling set and costumes, beautiful music, and fantastical aerial effects. The Star Tribune raved "I welcome the new energy and sharpness that Dowling, Whittell and the fine cast have brought to this Carol. They have vividly remade a classic."

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge (J.C. Cutler) 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. In the Guthrie's production, Scrooge's story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as it ever was. Don't miss your chance to share this holiday favorite with your whole family, an experience they will remember for years to come.  
Run time: 2 hours 20 minutes including one intermission.


Dick Wilkins/Topper/Jobber #2
Sam Bardwell
The Ghost of Christmas Present/
Ali Baba/Bull
Robert O. Berdahl
Mrs. Cratchit/
Robinson Crusoe's Parrot
Virginia S. Burke
Fred/Daniel/Jobber #1
John Catron
Ebenezer Scrooge
J.C. Cutler
Old Joe/Jacob Marley
Bob Davis
Young Scrooge/Broker
Zach Fineblum
George/Mr. Sykes/Bear
Nathaniel Fuller
Mr. Wimple/David
Stuart Gates
Street Lady/Dora Fezziwig/Jane
Emily Gunyou Halaas
Daisy Fezziwig/Mabel
Summer Hagen
Wimple's Wife/Belle/Kitty
Kathryn Lawrey
The Ghost of Christmas Past/
Mrs. Polkinghorne
Tracey Maloney
Bob Cratchit/Donald
Kris L. Nelson
Mr. Fezziwig/Mr. Bones/
Scrooge's Priest
Lee Mark Nelson
Mrs. Dilber/Bumble
Isabell Monk O'Connor
Deidre Fezziwig/Sally
Anna Reichert
Belle's Husband/
The Ghost of Christmas Future
Ben Rosenbaum
Angela Timberman
Bunty/Mrs. Fezziwig
Suzanne Warmanen

Artistic Staff 

Joe Dowling
Set Designer
Walt Spangler
Costume Designer
Mathew J. LeFebvre
Lighting Designer
Christopher Akerlind
Keith Thomas
Sound Designer
Scott W. Edwards
Jo Holcomb
            Voice and Dialect Coach D'Arcy Smith
Joe Chvala
Aerial Flight Director
John Stead
Stage Manager
Michele Harms
Assistant Stage Manager
Jason Clusman
Associate Director
James McNamara

Learn more

A Christmas Carol Play Guide created by the Guthrie Theater
In Depth: The First Day of the Rest of His Life by Quinton Skinner


A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
A Christmas Carol production photo
production photos by Michael Brosilow


VIDEO: Fox 9's M.A. Rosko takes a look behind the scenes of A Christmas Carol.
VIDEO: KSTP's Emily Engberg tours the Christmas Carol set with Joe Dowling on Twin Cities Live
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


StarTribune: His Version of Immersion | by Rohan Preston
Pioneer Press: J.C. Cutler as Scrooge shares his money-saving tips
City Pages: J.C. Cutler ready to become Scrooge at the Guthrie | by Ed Huyck


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