Update 12/13/2022: You can enter a great giveaway courtesy of UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center! Enter their Instagram giveaway for a chance to win an overnight stay for two and two tickets to this amazing show!
“Bah, It’s humbug still!”
Ebenezer Scrooge says these famous words in ‘A Christmas Carol’ and since their publication in December 1843, the story has stayed with us ever since. As a TIME magazine article points out, Victorians called ‘A Christmas Carol’ “a new gospel.” It became a tradition for many to read the book and see the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from bah humbug to a man who actually cared for the people around him.
This is a chance for you to see the Christmas classic on the stage right here in the Merrimack Valley with the Merrimack Repertory Theatre!
A holiday treat for the entire family! Experience Charles Dickens’ timeless yuletide story of transformation and redemption, featuring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all of your favorite characters, including some played by local youngsters. Spooky, heartwarming, and joyful – with a touch of Lowell lore, it’s the perfect way for families to recapture the spirit of Christmas and create memories for the future.
“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’
This is your chance to see the world premiere of this version adapted and directed by Courtney Sale!
It’s a powerful story with a powerful message. It also wasn’t a coincidence. Charles Dickens in 1843 had read a report about the crushing labor that young children were being subjected to under Britain’s lack of rights for workers. “More and more, employers thought of their workers as tools as interchangeable as any nail or gluepot. Workers were becoming like commodities: not individual humans, but mere resources, their value measured to the ha-penny by how many nails they could hammer in an hour,” (TIME).
While Dickens politics and imagination didn’t move toward a direction of progress for workers in reality, the tale of Ebenzer Scrooge still lives on as a reminder to us to be kind to our fellow man. “In other words, Dickens reminded his 19th-century readers—and today’s—not to mistake their good fortune of landing in a high place for their worth,” (TIME).