A Christmas Carol is back at Cambridge Street United Church
The beloved classic A Christmas Carol returns to Cambridge Street United Church on Dec. 2 & 3 in a fresh new version led by well-known local director Szabina Kitchen. The production brings new insights to the enduring Charles Dickens tale of a man coming to terms with his shortcomings and how he can live a life of greater compassion and joy.
The church’s beautiful sanctuary provides a unique space for the performance, which this year incorporates creative video and audio elements. The show highlights the Cratchit family, who find meaning in their love for each other despite their limited means, and on Scrooge’s redemption after ghosts offer him a painful look at his past, present and future.
The production also includes the strong musical components people have come to expect from Cambridge Street United, and the talents of many actors from within the congregation who are also known for their work in community shows.
As has been the tradition with previous productions of A Christmas Carol, the church will share any proceeds from ticket sales with a local charity that provides for exactly the kinds of people in need Scrooge whom at first dismisses and then embraces. This year, the recipient will be A Place Called Home.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children or students. They are available in advance from the church office. Numbers are limited, and based on the high demand experienced in past years, it’s a good idea to buy early.