Tri-State presents classic Christmas adaptation

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:27

NEWTON — The Tri-State Actors Theater is bringing its annual presentation of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" to the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Dec. 15 through Dec. 30. Adapted by Tri-State’s Artistic Director and Founder, Paul Meacham, this heart-warming holiday classic has delighted tri-state audiences since 2005, making it a well-loved holiday entertainment tradition in the region. The miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits of his past, present and future that show him the desolate path he has chosen. Scrooge journeys from the painful losses of his youth to the human kindness and deep joy of a glorious Christmas morning. Meacham’s adaptation joins the modern Christmas season in the theatrical world with Dickens’ 19th century world. A theatrical company has just arrived in town to perform A Christmas Carol and it’s almost curtain time. As the actors come together onstage, there are the usual jokes and complaints and talk about wanting to be home for the holidays. The play is about to begin and one of the actors may be missing. When the actors begin to play the Dickens story, the words are all Dickens. This adaptation is an intimate and warm retelling of Charles Dickens’ most famous Christmas Story and will appeal to those who love live theater and real Dickens. For tickets, information (including show times), and special services, contact the theater at 973 875-2950. Call 973 300-3171 for the Performing Arts Center Box Office hours. The PAC Box Office is open 60 minutes prior to curtain time on day of performance.