A Christmas Carol adapted by Doris Baizley
This is is a play within a play. The event begins when the struggling travel troupe, The Art of Comedy Theater Company (ACTC), finds a deserted warehouse. They promote "a one night only" performance of the classic holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. The gruff stage manager and prop boy check the show's props, which are shabby and third rate, but the troupe improvises by creating a magical world of make-believe. The acting troupe soon discovers that the actors playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim have abandoned the tour; but the show must go on, and the prop boy eagerly volunteers for the part of Tim while the cynical stage manager must be forcibly drafted to play the old miser. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the tale, creating fog, snow, fire and ghosts through mime, imagination and wonderful visual effects. The rag tag players (including the stage manager and prop boy) quickly become the characters of the story, and we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge, as well as the old stage manager
The Art of Comedy Theater Company promises a colorful, fast and energetic comedy with music. "We will take to the stage like the street performers of old helping the story with narration, singing, dancing, juggling, live music (including hand bells) and more!" The play includes all of the classic favorite characters as well as Ali Baba and the parrot from Robinson Crusoe. It is suggested to arrive early for the preshow entertainment. Tickets can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets or by calling the box office. It will be A Christmas Carol like no other. We wish you welcome.
Santa Maria Civic Theatre (View)
1660 N. McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454