NAGOYA, JP – October 14, 2007 – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens directed by Patti Gage will be performed by The Nagoya Players on Saturday, December 1, with 2PM and 7PM performances, and Sunday, December 2, with 2PM and 6PM performances at the Meito Playhouse.
A Christmas Carol takes place in the early 1800’s in London. Ebenezer Scrooge (Cameron Smith), a miserly greedy man, has lost his connection to humanity and the spirit of Christmas. The play begins on Christmas Eve in Scrooge’s office. Scrooge and Bob Cratchit (Hiro Hirashiki), Scrooge’s ill-treated clerk, are busy at work. Disgusted by the Christmas atmosphere, Scrooge reluctantly allows Bob to take off on Christmas day. While preparing for bed after having eaten dinner alone, Scrooge notices a strange noise echoing throughout his house. He soon realizes that the noise is coming from his long-deceased partner, Marley (Michael Kruse). Marley gives Scrooge a chance to alter fate by informing Scrooge of visits by 3 ghosts: Christmas Past (Prisca Molotsi), Christmas Present Present (Ben Backwell), and Christmas Yet to Come (Brice Antoine). In one night, the ghosts show Scrooge events from his past, present, and future. Scrooge is reminded of how he used to be happy and full of life. He is also shown how he has affected those around him, namely Bob Cratchit and his crippled son, Tiny Tim (Kento Kishida).
Ticket prices at the door on the days of the performances are ¥3000 for adults, ¥2500 for students, and ¥2000 for children (primary school or younger). Advanced tickets purchased anytime up to six weeks before the show dates are ¥2500 for adults, ¥2000 for students, and ¥1500 for children. Ten percent of the profits will be donated to the Nagoya YWCA.
About the Nagoya Players
The Nagoya Players are a well-known English-language theatre company with more than 30 years of experience in entertaining Nagoya audiences. Founded in 1975, The Nagoya Players represent a mix of natives of the Nagoya area and the local foreign community. They have been featured in print, both locally and nationally, and on radio and television. The Nagoya Players have presented a range of genres. For more information about the theatre company, visit nagoyaplayers.info.
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