Original adaptation

Hatbox Theatre serving up a twist on 'A Christmas Carol'

December 06. 2017 12:57PM
Do three ghostly figures really visit the miserly Scrooge? 

CONCORD — Intestinal distress or supernatural intervention?

In an original adaptation of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the Hatbox Theatre at Steeplegate Mall offers a plot twist.

Taking Scrooge’s statement, “You may be an undigested bit of beef…” — a line in the original story — at face value, the show is crafted from the perspective that this may, indeed, just all be a bad dream that ultimately leads to redemption.

Projections, period costumes, sound effects, and a re-imagined opening follow Scrooge’s journey through the past, present and future of his mind.

Steve Koch from Methuen, Mass, is playing Scrooge, having served in the role for the past six years at the Leddy Center for the Arts in Epping.

Other cast members come from Nashua to Laconia to portray multiple roles throughout the production. They include John Seymour, Tina Annis and Toby Paul as the ghosts; Erik Shaffer, Jessica Vaughn, Paige Annis, Ryder Fisk, Anna LaDue and Finn LaDue as the Cratchit family, and Tom Lott and Marissa Gast, as Fred and Belle, respectively.

The production will run through Dec. 17, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12-$17. For information, visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315.

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