The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge Runs Dec. 1-17

The Open Book will present Marvin Kaye's The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge, a hit last year, on Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:15 p.m. from Thursday, December 1st until Saturday, December 17th at the 78th Street Theatre Lab.

Picking up where Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol left off, The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge, "begins on Christmas morning, when Scrooge awakens from his life-altering epiphany. Adapted from his book of the same title, this sequel depicts a kindlier Scrooge struggling to right the unresolved wrong hidden within Dickens' story. Taking care to recapture the tone of Dickens' beloved classic, Kaye's intriguing adaptation explores in depth the issue of anti-Semitism briefly touched upon in the original, evoking the spirit of the season and the period in which it takes place," according to press notes.

Kaye is the author of 15 novels, six nonfiction books, several plays and play adaptations, as well as an editor of over 40 fantasy, mystery and theater anthologies. He is currently the editor of "H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror" and the "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine." He is also a contributing writer for the science fiction/fantasy trade magazine, the "Chronicle," with his column, "Marvin Kaye's Nth Dimension." In addition, he has published numerous books through his own imprint, Marvin Kaye's Nth Dimension Books, a division of Wildside Press. Co-founder and artistic director of The Open Book, Kaye currently resides in New York where he is Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing at NYU and the head of the tutoring staff of Mercy College's Manhattan campus.

Reprising their roles from last season's presentation, the talented cast features Marvin Kaye, Stacey Jenson, H. Clark Kee, and Nancy Temple. Costumes will again be provided by RJ LEWIS of Arjay Entertainment.

Founded in 1975, The Open Book "is New York's oldest professional readers theatre company whose mission is to present the best of all worlds of literature-prose, poetry, drama and even nonfiction-to culturally diverse audiences with an emphasis on new under-appreciated literature and works of excellence," according to press notes.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. TDF accepted. For reservations, please call the box office at (212) 362-9014. The 78th Street Theatre Lab is located at 236 West 78th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam on the Upper West Side.


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