Christmas Carol in Prose
In the beginning was the word. Before all the movies, television adaptations, staged plays, animated versions, children’s theatre versions, and every sitcom’s “holiday episode”; before all of this, Charles Dickens wrote a short story called, A Christmas Carol in Prose in 1843. There is nothing wrong with adapting the story for new generations, but after one hundred and fifty years of adaptations, the original text seems to have been buried beneath the additional songs, dance numbers, special effects, and scripts of its adapters. There is hardly a person alive who doesn’t know the plot of “A Christmas Carol” or the meaning of the name Scrooge. But most people know these things from familiarity with a stage, screen, television version of the original text. Few actually know it through the words Dickens wrote. MagicMouth Theatre seeks to bring legitimacy back to a story that has, of late, become a caricature of itself.
Two men use two chairs, a trunk, and a few props to interweave great acting of a challenging text with the superior narrative magic MagicMouth Theatre has come to be known for.
Simple, Intimate, engaging, and joyous, A Christmas Carol in Prose is sure to be a magical experience that will become a MMT holiday classic.