A Christmas Carol unlike you’ve ever experienced...
“Storytelling at its absolute finest.” - Pittsburgh City Paper
“... a truly transformative evening” The Pittsburgh Current "A Christmas Carol at Carnegie Stage Gets Dickens Right" PGH Lesbian Correspondents
Written by: Brianne Mueller
We’re approaching week three of our run of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and it’s been a wonderful whirlwind experience. The newest version of this classic Charles Dickens tale -- performed and adapted by Mark Coffin, and directed and co-adapted by Heidi Mueller Smith -- is unlike any theatrical journey to have ever graced a stage in Pittsburgh, let alone in Carnegie.
The 1843 novella written by Charles Dickens has been adapted from page to stage countless times and has practically become synonymous with the American Christmas season. Unlike its many predecessors, Coffin manifests all 16 or so characters in his one-man version of the play.
During the holiday season we often reflect on the events of the past year and take stock of what really matters to us. After the shocking events at the Tree of Life Synagogue, we’re reminded that our time together is the most valuable asset we have, and there is no Christmas tale that illustrates this better than that of Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghosts.