Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight

Blessed Unrest presents a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Matt Opatrny, and directed and choreographed by Jessica Burr. A Christmas Carol runs from tonight, December 5 - 22, 2013 in a limited engagement at The InterArt Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin December 5 for a December 7 opening. Get a first look at the cast below!

Blessed Unrest gets to the heart of the classic with this powerful and illuminating adaptation of the shocking night when Ebenezer Scrooge is woken from his life of isolation and offered a shot at redemption. Six actors play thirty-seven characters, in this raw, physical and darkly funny exploration of Scrooge's secretive past, the troubled present around him, and the tragic future that is coming if he continues to live with his eyes closed.

In 1843, Charles Dickens planned to publish a political pamphlet entitled "An Appeal to the People of England on behalf of the Poor Man's Child," but instead wrote A Christmas Carol. This adaptation returns to the story's original intent as an examination of an unjust socioeconomic system that benefits a few at the top while the masses struggle to meet their basic needs. It shows the capacity of an individual to break out of solitude, strive to be known, and enact positive change.

The cast includes Damen Scranton (Princess Grace Award winner) as Ebenezer Scrooge, Sora Baek, Jessi Blue Gormezano, Tatyana Kot, Nathan Richard Wagner (After Midnight and The Gray Notebook with Target Margin) and Joshua Wynter (Hamlet with Metropolitan Opera).

The creative team includes NeAl Wilkinson (Set Design), Cynthia Jankowsky (Lighting Design), Summer Lee Jack (Costume Design) and Sam Kusnetz (Sound Design). Jaimie Van Dyke is the Production Stage Manager.

Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Mondays at 7pm with additional shows on Sunday, December 8 at 3pm and Sunday, December 22 at 3pm. The Saturday, December 14 8pm performance, along with a 3pm matinee, will take place at the Emelin Theatre (153 Library Lane) in Westchester. Tickets are $18 for performances at The InterArt Theatre and can be purchased online at http://www.BlessedUnrest.org or by calling 646-238-0829. The show is appropriate for adults and adventurous kids 12 and up. The running time is 90 minutes with no intermission. Following every performance audience members are invited to stay and mingle with the artists and actors at post-show parties in the theater lobby. The theater is accessible from the C, E, 1 to 50 St, N, Q, R to 49 St and A, B, D train to 59 St. For info visit www.BlessedUnrest.org, Like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BlessedUnrest, and follow them on Twitter at @_BlessedUnrest_.

Photo Credit: Alan Roche

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
Damen Scranton as Scrooge

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
Damen Scranton as Scrooge

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
Tatyana Kot as Belle and Damen Scranton as Scrooge

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
Cast of Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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