A performance of Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” returns to the stage at Sallal Grange in North Bend, running throughout the month of December.
Starting on Dec. 2, the show will run every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will happen every Sunday at 2 p.m..
The show is an annual holiday tradition for performers at Valley Center Stage, the Valley’s nonprofit theater company, but this year’s performance features an adapted script that builds on the timeless story of lonely businessman Ebenezer Scrooge.
The new script features material from Dickens’ other fiction works as well as his journalism, speeches and letters. It retains the original cast of characters, while giving some characters new dimensions.
“I find it exciting, and a profound expression of hope, to watch Scrooge be confronted with how he’s lived and shut himself off from his community, and to then make the choice to live better and be better,” said Dustin Trabert, the show’s director who also adapted the script.
“I think there’s probably a bit of Scrooge in all of us, and that’s what keeps us coming back to this story every year,” he said.
Long time Valley Center Stage performer Tim Platt will reprise his role as Scrooge, playing the part for a sixth straight year.
“I’m really thrilled about this new adaptation,” he said. “It adds depth and color to the main characters and incorporates elements of Dickens’ other works to give the story a whole new fresh take, while staying true to the original.”
This is Valley Center Stage’s second year running “A Christmas Carol” since the pandemic, following a virtual performance in 2020.
The show will be held at the Sallal Grange at 1060 Stilson Avenue Southeast in North Bend.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, with discounts for seniors, military members, students and children. They are available for purchase online here.