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Theatre to put twist on ‘Christmas Carol’

POSTED: October 28, 2013 7:20 p.m.

Many adaptations of “A Christmas Carol” have been performed through the years, and the Effingham Theatre troupe is putting a new twist on the Charles Dickens classic.


Written by Effingham Theatre’s Jonathan Thompson, the local production tells the story of Christmases Past, Present and Future from Ebenezer Scrooge’s point of view.


“All the ghosts are different parts of Scrooge,” said Thompson, who along with having written the script is also playing Scrooge. “We’re super-excited about this one.”


Effingham Theatre will perform “A Christmas Carol” Nov. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-16 on a custom-built stage at the Macomber Recreation Building in Rincon. The two Sunday shows will be 4 p.m. matinees and the other dates will be at 7 p.m.


All tickets for all shows are $10.


“We try to keep it affordable for local families,” Thompson said.


“All proceeds that we raise go right back into making the next show,” said director and Effingham Theatre founder Tamara Tyre. “Our motto is to educate and enlighten through entertainment.”


Thompson wrote the script over the summer and rehearsals began in September, he said. About 25 actors are involved, with some performing multiple roles.


Though “A Christmas Carol” is an annual tradition for Effingham Theatre, each year’s production is different. One idea already being floated for next year is to put the show to music.


“We don’t want to do the same show every year,” Thompson said. “The story will be the same, but the viewpoint will be different.”


For more information, call 657-1120 or visit www.effinghamtheatrega.com.

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