A Christ­mas Carol

Serve Daily - - COMMUNITY - By Ed Helmick

Charles Dick­ens wrote a story about a miser called Scrooge who is vis­ited by ghosts from the past, present and fu­ture which trans­formed him into a kin­der and warmer per­son dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion of Christ­mas. This story writ­ten in 1843 to re­vi­tal­ize Christ­mas tra­di­tions in Lon­don has be­come syn­ony­mous with our special sea­son of love and giv­ing. As adapted by Di­rec­tor Mark Ship­ley it has be­come an evening of mu­sic, tears, and laugh­ter at the re­cently re­mod­eled An­gelus Theater in Span­ish Fork.

Mark has di­rected and pro­duced over 200 stage pro­duc­tions and his fa­vorite is Charles Dick­ens A Christ­mas Carol. The show go­ing on right now at the An­gelus Theater is his 25th time to di­rect a pro­duc­tion of A Christ­mas Carol. Mr. Ship­ley has brought to­gether a great cast of sea­soned per­form­ers and a few new peo­ple as­pir­ing to ex­cel in the the­atri­cal arts. With 10 Christ­mas songs in a two-act play with 18 ac­tors and car­ol­ers, this pro­gram keeps your at­ten­tion for two hours, in­clud­ing mu­sic by lo­cal artists dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion. As con­ceived by Charles Dick­ens it will re­vi­tal­ize the spirit of Christ­mas in you and your fam­ily. The cos­tumes are mag­nif­i­cent, and the ac­tors do a won­der­ful job with their parts. It is an amaz­ing pro­duc­tion that you will have to add to your list of fam­ily Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties.

This is a fam­ily Christ­mas show and priced to be fam­ily friendly, adults are only $8, stu­dents and se­niors $6, and on Mon­day nights bring the whole fam­ily for only $25. Per­for­mances are ev­ery Fri­day, Satur­day, and Mon­day evening at 7:30 un­til Christ­mas. The An­gelus Theater is lo­cated in down­town Span­ish Fork at 165 North Main Street. Tick­ets are avail­able at the door or in ad­vance by calling Jan­ice at 801-362-7943.

Photo: Ed Helmick

Mem­bers of A Christ­mas Carol cast at the An­gelus Theater.

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