Beginning Friday, Rome audiences can watch the classic Christmas tale come to life on the Rome Little Theatre stage at the historic Desoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
The show will run this weekend and the weekend of Dec. 7, with Friday and Saturday performances starting at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Based on Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name, “A Christmas Carol” tells the traditional story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a stingy, selfish, and cold businessman whose cruel demeanor is tested when he is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future demonstrate to old Scrooge the his innocent past, the effects his actions have on those around him in the present, and what will become of his future if he continues his miserly ways. These encounters change Scrooge’s heart toward Christmas, his family and his neighbors, including his underpaid and overworked clerk, Bob Cratchit.
Directed by David Clonts and produced by Suzanne Clonts, the show features Brian Hales as Scrooge, Wain Bates as the narrator, Michael Hillman as Fred, Brian Inman as Bob Cratchit, and Zach Gurley as Tiny Tim.
“This heartwarming show is a wonderful way to start the Christmas season and support the local arts,” said Allison Cox, RLT’s president of public relations. “Community members are encouraged to bring their friends and families and even give tickets to the show and family memberships as holiday gifts.”
The community is encouraged to start the Christmas season by attending this family-friendly show and supporting community theater.
Tickets are available by calling the Rome Little Theatre box office at 706-295-7171 or visiting the box office at 530 Broad St. Adult ticket prices are $12, student and senior tickets are $10, and group tickets are $10.
To learn more about any of the shows in Rome Little Theatre’s current season, auditions for “The Wizard of Oz,” how to become a member, and how to gift RLT tickets for Christmas, please visit romelittletheatre.com, or call 706-295-7171.