The Clear Space Theatre Company is currently hard at work, rehearsing one of the most popular holiday tales of all time, with a decidedly new twist for this Christmas season. The tale of loathsome Ebenezer Scrooge is shifted from London, England to London, Kentucky in 1937 - near the end of the Great Depression. It’s the same classic tale in Dickens' words, where Scrooge is forced to face the choices of his past, the cruelty of his present, and the consequences of his future with a decidedly American viewpoint.
The public is invited to join the cast through Dec. 22 for this story of transformation, redemption and holiday cheer complete with a leading turn by Clear Space’s Artistic Director Doug Yetter, now in his fifth year as Scrooge.
Kevin Smith, director and production set designer, believes that Charles Dickens truly intended for his iconic tale to be a ghost story, citing Dickens’ own words: "Darkness was cheap and Scrooge liked it." Smith summarizes by saying, “This is not your grandmother’s Christmas Carol!” and further promises the production will sport an interesting new set.
Opening night is Friday, Nov. 29, with a special 7:30 p.m. curtain time to allow patrons to attend the Rehoboth Beach tree lighting event and then walk around the corner for the show. Start the yuletide season and be inspired in a most delightfully warm and “spirited” way!
For schedule, tickets, special offers and more information, go to www.ClearSpaceTheatre.org or call Melody in the box office at 302-227-2270.
This program is made possible, in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of The Arts.