A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Caleb Thurston

About the Play
This new adaptation brings Charles Dickens’s classic ghost story to life with an approach appealing to child-like imaginations. Ebenezer Scrooge must be forced outside his own world to see the truth of Christmases past, present and future.

Running 60 minutes without an intermission, VRT’s second full production, A Christmas Carol, is a fast-paced, colorful production that will keep the whole family entertained!

Here are some excerpts from this week’s front page feature by Amanda Newman of the Newberg Graphic:

“If seeing the world through the eyes of others and being changed by what you see is the main objective for VRT, putting on a show that the whole community can come together to watch is a close second.” – Amanda Newman (The Graphic)

“It’s about how somebody gets their personality changed.” – Ethan Reed McKay (Tiny Tim)

“There (are) characters that everybody can relate to, and I think it’s one of those stories that everybody needs to hear…It has a deeper message, but it’s also a lot of fun” – Jordan Beanblossom (Scrooge)

“It’s designed for the family…if you’re looking for a dark gloomy ghost story, you’re probably not coming to the right Christmas Carol” – Caleb Thurston (Director)

The show runs 1 week only. NOW Tuesday – Sunday, November 15-19 at 7:30 pm and November 19 and 20 at 2:00 pm. Performances of A Christmas Carol will take place in The Central Stage at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Newberg, OR 97132.

All tickets are for general seating and will be sold at the door, beginning thirty minutes before each show. Tickets are $10 general admission. The Thursday performance is “pay what you will.” Cash, check and cards accepted. A $1 processing fee will be added to card transactions. Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended. Reservations may be made by contacting Valley Rep at 971-832-9202 or tickets@valleyrep.org.

The parking lot at the Chehalem Cultural Center is under construction and will be closed during the performances. Alternate parking areas are Sheridan street (in front of the CCC and east), the library parking lot and adjacent public parking lot, and the Kelley Group lot (215 N Blaine st.).

Volunteer Opportunities
Valley Rep is seeking ushers to help with this production. (Ushers see the show for free!) Please contact calebthurston@valleyrep.org with the performance dates you are available to help.

Sponsors needed – have your business partner with us and receive valuable advertising space in print and online materials, as well as special recognition prior to performances. Contact jessiepick@valleyrep.org.

Extra Information
During evening performances, wine service will be hosted by local winery, Anam Cara Cellars.

Call 971-832-9202 or tickets@valleyrep.org.

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