(Rome Little Theatre media release):

Because of pandemic conditions last year, Rome Little Theatre filmed their holiday production of A Christmas Carol, and made it available to view online on Broadway on Demand. This year, they are remounting the production for two public performances on November 26 and 27.

“We’re thrilled to bring this timeless story back to the stage and welcome folks into the theatre for the holidays, again,” said Chris Davidson, RLT Executive Director. “We’ve received so many requests for in-person performances of this production. The message of the story is more resonant than ever.”

This solo adaptation of the classic holiday story is performed by Charles Dickens himself, based on his historic reading tour of the US in 1867. Through changes of voice and gesture, Dickens recreates the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the bitter old miser who, after a night of otherworldly visits, learns to keep Christmas in his heart.

Chris Parker, an English and drama teacher at Coosa High School, portrays Dickens and more than two dozen other characters. The production is directed by Alison Karch.

Rome Little Theatre presents A Christmas Carol November 26 and 27 at 7:30pm at the DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad Street in downtown Rome. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students. Season ticket holders receive a $2 discount. Tickets may be purchased by calling the RLT Box Office at 706-295-7171, or by visiting romelittletheatre.com. Masks are strongly encouraged for all, regardless of vaccination status. A Christmas Carol runs about one hour, and is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.