December 5, 2003

San Diego REP Transports Holiday Audiences To A Victorian Winter Wonderland With Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

San Diego REPertory Theatre presents an encore production of this unforgettable tale of redemption and healing - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the most popular holiday story of the past 160 years. Now in its 28th year of a wide range of adaptations done by D. W. Jacobs; this year’s production is directed by Todd Salovey, with original music by Steve Gunderson. Performances begin December 5, Opening Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30PM; and running through December 28 on the Lyceum Stage.

The REP has produced its adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for 27 years, with a new twist each time. This year sees the return of the critically-acclaimed setting of wintry Victorian England by designer Giulio Cesare Perrone , lights by David Lee Cuthbert, choreography by Javier Velasco; and traditional and original holiday music sung and performed on-stage by live musicians.

In A Christmas Carol, Scrooge discovers the beauty of his long-forgotten past, the joys of his present and the endless possibilities of his beckoning future - as he learns to keep Christmas well. Written by Dickens in 1843 about Bob Cratchit, his ailing son Tiny Tim, Scrooge, and the inhabitants of Victorian England, A Christmas Carol is a timeless tale of the “haves” and the “have-nots” coming together against the odds to celebrate the holiday spirit. It was originally presented onstage by Dickens himself in a one-man reading.

Tickets can be purchased at the REP’s box office, 79 Horton Plaza in San Diego or by calling (619) 544-1000 or online at www.sandiegorep.com.

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