A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
adapted by Jerry Patch
directed by ​Hisa Takakuwa
​featuring Richard Doyle as Ebenezer Scrooge
SEGERSTROM STAGE
November 27, 2021 - December 26, 2021

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Orange County’s favorite yuletide tradition continues! From the first “Bah humbug” to the final “Wassail,” this timeless classic is sure to rekindle your holiday spirit. Join all your favorite Dickens characters—Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come, and of course, everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, portrayed by SCR Founding Member Richard Doyle.

Low-Priced Previews: Nov. 2​7-Dec. ​​​​2, 20​2​1
Regular Performances: Dec. ​​​​​​3-2​6, 20​2​1

Advisory: Ages 6 and up. Children under the age of six will not be admitted to A Christmas Carol. Everyone—regardless of age—must have a ticket, sit in a seat and be able to sit quietly through the performance. This show contains smoke, haze and ​strobe effects.

Running Time: Approximately two hours including one 15-minute intermission.

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Charles Dickens (Author) was born in Portsmouth, England, and spent most of his childhood in London and Kent. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers (1836-37), was published in monthly serial installments and became an instant hit. In 1843, he published A Christmas Carol, one of the most popular Christmas stories of all time. Dickens was a prolific writer, and critics regard his later works as his finest. Some of these include Bleak House (1852-53), Great Expectations (1860-61), Oliver Twist (1837-39), and A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Dickens is buried in Westminster Abbey.

Jerry Patch (Adaptor) was affiliated with SCR from 1967-2005 and returned in 2014 as literary consultant. He served as dramaturg on nearly 150 new plays developed and seen at SCR including the world premieres of Abundance, Freedomland, Golden Child, Intimate Apparel, Search and Destroy, Three Days of Rain and Wit. He was project director for the Pacific Playwrights Festival from its 1998 inception through 2005; and, for seven years, he served as artistic director of the theatre program of Sundance Institute. As a professor of theatre and film, he taught at Long Beach City College, UC-Irvine, UC-San Diego, CSU-Long Beach and other institutions. He was consulting dramaturg for New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company for nearly a decade and left SCR to become resident artistic director for The Old Globe in San Diego. He is an artistic consultant, following seven seasons as director of artistic development, for Manhattan Theatre Club in New York, for MTC and South Coast Repertory.

HONORARY PRODUCERS
Julianne & George Argyros/Argyros Family Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS
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Special Performances for
A Christmas Carol
  • ASL Performance: Sat., Dec. ​4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. 

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