A Christmas Carol
December 5 – 22
The Interart Theatre
500 West 52nd Street, NYC
(just west of 10th Avenue)
The Emelin Theatre
Tickets $18 with no additional fees
Groups of 4 or more only $14
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Running time: 95 minutes
From the novel by
Directed and choreographed by
Blessed Unrest gets to the heart of the classic with this powerful and illuminating adaptation of the shocking night when Ebenezer Scrooge is woken from his life of isolation and offered a shot at redemption. Six actors play thirty-seven characters in this raw, physical and darkly funny exploration of Scrooge’s secretive past, the troubled present around him, and the tragic future that is coming if he continues to live with his eyes closed.
In 1843, Charles Dickens planned to publish a political pamphlet entitled “An Appeal to the People of England on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child”, but instead wrote A Christmas Carol. This adaptation returns to the story’s original intent as an examination of an unjust socioeconomic system that benefits a few at the top while the masses struggle to meet their basic needs. It shows the capacity of an individual to break out of solitude, strive to be known, and enact positive change.
Behind the Scenes
An interview with director Jessica Burr
An interview with playwright Matt Opatrny
A look behind the scenes at the photo shoot
Sora Baek, Jessi Blue Gormezano, Tatyana Kot, Damen Scranton, Nathan Richard Wagner, Joshua Wynter
Production Stage Manager
Jaimie Van Dyke
Summer Lee Jack
David Gibbs/DARR Publicity
Burr and Villani win Innovative Theatre Award
At the annual Innovative Theatre Awards ceremony on Monday, September 30, 2013 Jessica Burr and Sonia Villani were honored with the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Choreography/Movement for our original devised play Eurydice’s Dream.