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Theatre Bristol presents 'A Christmas Carol'

October 30, 2023

Theatre Bristol announces the performances of “A Christmas Carol,” for five weekends in November and December.

One ghostly Christmas night, coldhearted businessman Ebenezer Scrooge gets the fright of his life, discovers the truth about himself, and learns to love his neighbor. This adaptation by David Edgar of the Charles Dickens classic – one of the best-loved stories ever written – rediscovers the social conscience of the timeless tale.

Directing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s stage version of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” is Theatre Bristol veteran director, Glenn Patterson, with recent credits of “The Sound of Music,” “Into the Woods,” “Scrooge! The Musical,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Patterson is supported by the creative team of production designer Camille Gray, props artisan Rebecca Ryan, technical director and special effects technician Albert Tester and stage manager Nicole Intagliata, assistant production designer Zaiah Gray, ASMs Ann Vance and Terra White, along with Theatre Bristol crew. The producer is Samantha Gray.

Dan Gray is Ebenezer Scrooge; Joey Collard is Charles Dickens; James Francis is editor John Forster and Richard Albright is Jacob Marley. Dani Freeman is Bob Cratchit. Mary Ellis Rice is Mrs. Cratchit, and Amalia Hubbard is Tim Cratchit. Leticia Peltzer is The Ghost of Christmas Past, and Shannon Bolick is The Ghost of Christmas Present. Zaiah Gray is Fred and Young Scrooge, and Cooper Knapp is Young Marley. Becca Bolick is Isabel Fezziwig. Mike Locke is Fezziwig and Old Joe. Camille Gray is Mrs. Fezziwig and Caroline. Kiegan MacFarlane is Cecilia Fezziwig and Mrs. Baldock. Alice Tester is a Fezziwig child.

Shyla Dunn is Fanny Scrooge and Lucy, and Lexi Vencil is Jane and Emily. Eliza Puckett is Martha Cratchit and Amy. Libby Street is Belinda Cratchit. Reece Hilt is Peter Cratchit; Kiera Leonard is Susan Cratchit and Victoria. Kaden Walls is Joe Cratchit and Tender. Susan McNabb is the Aunt and Laundress. Ned Zeiler is Robert. Tony DeVault is Captain and Tumbler. Amy Reid is Lady Tibshelf and Charwoman. Sarah Jackson is Mrs. Trowell, and Daniel Tester is Father, Wicker, and Coachman. Zoe LaRue is Katherine. Kate Zeiler is Charlotte. Bentley Forniash is Henry and a Fezziwig child, and Sylas Lawson is the Caroller and The Ghost of Christmas Future.

“A Christmas Carol” opens Nov. 17 and runs for five weekends at The Theatre Bristol ARTspace, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. (except Nov. 24), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., closing Dec. 17. Tickets are $12 for adults plus fees ($13.50 total) and $10 for seniors and students plus fees ($11.50 total) and are available at theatrebristol.org/tickets.

Founded in 1965 by Cathy DeCaterina, Theatre Bristol is a community theater serving all ages that also has the distinction as the oldest continually running children’s theater in Northeast Tennessee. Located on historic State Street in Bristol, it also serves Southwest Virginia. Its Main Stage season consists of drama, comedy and musical productions that take place in the 100-seat blackbox ARTspace and at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

For tickets and more information, visit www.theatrebristol.org, follow TheatreBristolTN on Facebook, call 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.