– Back Alley Productions invites you to kick off the holiday season with a theatrical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. This beloved Charles Dickens classic comes to the Colonnade stage in Ringgold on Nov. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a Nov. 21 matinee at 1 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at colonnadecenter.tix.com or in-person at the box office. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets range from $8 to $12.
The Saturday, Nov. 14 show will be interpreted for the deaf.
A special performance for schools, nursing homes, daycares, homeschool groups and churches is available to groups of 10 or more on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at a reduced cost of $5 per person with chaperone discounts. Call 706-935-9000 for more information.
The holiday classic, enjoyable for the entire family, details the personal redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cruel and wealthy miser who relearns his humanity with the guidance of three Christmas ghosts.
On a broad level, A Christmas Carol taps into the giving nature of the holiday season by examining the assumptions of privilege, the dangers of ignoring poverty and the individual’s responsibility toward the poor and needy.
Back Alley is using several source materials to craft an accessible production that stays true to the original Dickens work, Smith said.
“Oftentimes, A Christmas Carol’s message and meaning gets simplified and the characters become caricatures,” Smith said. “What we’re doing differently is using the original novella and other public sources to pull together the depth and beauty of the 1843 work.
While the company will stay faithful to the Dickens work, there’s a lot of room for innovation, Smith added. “We have a large ensemble of talented actors and actresses from all ages, a great set and costumes, and a lot of Christmas cheer to give our audiences.”