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A Christmas Carol .... Sussex County's Brightest Holiday Tradition Returns

Diane Klaif, The Alternative Press

Monday, December 2, 2013 • 3:34pm

Tri-State Actors Theater celebrates its 26th Season with its 9th annual presentation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tri-State’s Artistic Director and Founder, Paul Meacham. A CHRISTMAS CAROL runs December 12 through December 22 at the PSE&G Student Center Theater, Bldg. D, of Sussex County Community College, Newton. This heart-warming holiday classic has delighted tri-state audiences since 2005, making it a well-loved holiday entertainment tradition for the tri-state region.

Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy man, rich in money and poor in spirit. He is the surviving partner of Scrooge and Marley, a “business” that places profit above all else. He’s locked his solitary heart into a cashbox and forgotten where he’s put the key. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is his usual miserly self. But that night, Scrooge is visited by three spirits of his past, present and future that show him the desolate path he has chosen. Scrooge journeys from the painful losses of his youth to the human kindness and deep joy of a glorious Christmas morning. It is a story that continues to touch hearts, no matter how often it has been seen.
 
As well as adapting Dickens’ classic story, Paul Meacham* will direct A Christmas Carol and play Scrooge. Returning cast members include: Nicholas Wilder and Lauren DeVore. New to the acting company this season are Peter Kendall, Tom Walker, and Elizabeth Weitzen. Also, Wendy Snow* joins the company as the production stage manager. (*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.)
 
A Christmas Carol plays Thursday, December 12 through Sunday, December 22. The running time for A CHRISTMAS CAROL is approximately two hours, with intermission. Appropriate for ages 6 and above. Advance ticket purchases are always recommended. Tri-State offers Group Rates and a special discount for SCCC students and staff for all performances. Tickets for are all performances are available on-line at www.tristateactorstheater.org or sussex.edu - click on Box Office. Large print programs, accessible parking, and wheelchair access are available for patrons with special needs. For tickets, information, and special services, please contact the theater at 973 383-0510. On day of performance, the Box Office at the Student Center Theater, Bldg. D, is open 60 minutes prior to curtain time. (Please note: This season A Christmas Carol is being presented in the SCCC Student Center Theater, Bldg. D, not in the Performing Arts Center.)
 
 
A Christmas Carol
 
Performance dates and times
 
December 12 – December 22
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 pm
Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 pm, 2:30 pm preshow Holiday Concert by the SCARC Choir
 
Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 pm
Friday, December 20 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm
 
Tickets: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $28, $25 – Seniors (60+), $20 – Students
Tickets: Thursday Evening - $23, $20 – Seniors (60+), $18 – Students

Advance ticket purchases are always recommended. Tri-State offers Group Rates and a special discount for SCCC students and staff for all performances. Large print programs, accessible parking, wheelchair access and elevator service are available for patrons with special needs. For tickets, information, and special services, please contact the Tri-State at 973 383-0510. Tickets for are all performances are available on-line at www.tristateactorstheater.org or sussex.edu - click on Box Office. On day of performance, the Student Center Theater Box Office is open 60 minutes prior to curtain time. Signs will guide patrons from parking to the Student Center Theater.

Joyous music! Festive dancing! Meacham’s adaptation joins the modern Christmas season in the theatrical world with Dickens’ 19th century world. This adaptation is an intimate and warm retelling of Charles Dickens’ most famous Christmas Story and will appeal to those who love live theater and real Dickens. Capture the holiday spirit when your family joins the Tri-State family for this timeless Dickens classic. Great for families! It’s a Sussex County tradition!
 
Additional information about Tri-State Actors Theater and its programs and services is available on the web at www.tristateactorstheater.org. Funding for Tri-State Actors Theater has been made possible by the generous support of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.
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