Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol $13

Tom Mula

Published by Dramatists Play Service

4 Male 3 Female

"Marley was dead, to begin with " - and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that?

Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work

Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge

So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley - in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story - discovers his own

" Nothing less than an anthem to human nature, to imagination, and to the wonder of a compelling story told by a wondrous storyteller among the best evenings of the theatrical year As the tale slips down the throat like a hot chocolate, it also reveals new truths about the human condition

in Mula's warm and inviting hands, Marley becomes a tortured but poignant and ultimately redeemed soul who personally stage-manages Scrooge's reformation and finds his own redemption therein an inspired and moving story that makes all that old stuff about ghosts and graves seem both immediate and revelatorya splendid and invigorating evening!" ~ Chicago Tribune

" [Blends] a Dickens sensibility with a taste for fairy tales and contemporary wit thoroughly charming - a holiday treat " ~ Herald (Chicago)

" Superbly written, marvelously performed inspired writing funny, moving, and hypnotic throughout " ~ Chicago Sun-Times

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