A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to the Players' Ring, 12/6-23

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to the Players' Ring, 12/6-23
Alan Huisman as Ebenezer Scrooge.
Photo by Kathleen Cavalaro/Bird & Bough.

A Christmas Carol at The Players' Ring is not only a long standing holiday tradition for the community, it is also a rite of passage for anyone who has stepped foot in the theater as a performer or director. This wonderful adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic by Players' Ring founder Gary Newton has seen many interpretations over the years in the hands of different directors. This year it falls to Christopher Savage to masterfully bring to life this heartwarming holiday tale for all audiences to enjoy!

"In some ways, Gary Newton was my Fezziwig. He taught me more than my trade. He created a place where artists could experiment, take risks and even fail if that's what they needed to do to learn. It was never about money. It was never about pleasing critics. It was always about telling stories" says Savage, "When Barbara Newton asked me if I would like to direct A Christmas Carol this year, the prospect was intimidating. When I first performed in Gary's adaptation, it was a fresh twist on the original story but it has been almost twenty years since then. Now Gary's version has become an institution of its own. The urge to turn the tradition on its head has become irresistible for directors in recent years and I find myself no different. The question was how to bring my own take to this story and still honor Gary's memory. The answer for me was, instead of pushing it forward, to take it further back."

Join us to experience Christopher Savage's vision of A Christmas Carol and feel the magic of the season with outstanding cast members Alan Huisman as Ebenezer Scrooge, Spencer Bateman as Tiny Tim, Michael Towle as Bob Cratchit, Bretton Reis, Ryan Salvato, G. Matthew Gaskell, Molly Sullivan, Calvin Puglisi, Ava Puglisi, Mike Coppinger, Christian Arnold, Jennifer Henry and Amy Desrosiers.

All performances run at The Players' Ring, 105 Marcy St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. For reservations, call 603-436-8123 or visit us online at www.playersring.org. The show plays Dec 6 - Dec 23, running Thursdays Dec 12th and 19th at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, Sundays at 3pm and 7pm and Monday Dec 23 at 7pm. A Special opening night event on Dec. 6th will begin at 7pm, and include festive Christmas caroling and delicious refreshments for the ticket price of $25.00 general admission $20 for students, seniors and members. All other performances will be $15 general admission and $12 for students, seniors and members.

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