The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
By Mark Brown
Directed by Ron Wilkie
The Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ghosts employ Solomon Rothschild, England's most charismatic, savvy, and clever barrister. Scrooge, that old penny pincher, represents himself. One by one, Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's nephew Fred, solicitor and philanthropist Sara Anne Wainwright, and the ghosts themselves take the witness stand to give their account of the night in question. But the Spirit of Christmas Future breaks down under heavy questioning and confesses that Jacob Marley forced the spirits to break one of the rules of redemption: Do not use a dead body to scare someone into redemption, for the consequences could prove fatal. Judge Stanchfield Pearson gives his verdict: Jacob Marley and the Spirits of Christmas, guilty! Pearson fines the Spirits 40,000 pounds apiece and terminates their redemptive duties. Rothschild desperately pleads with the judge not to terminate the Spirits of Christmas. It's a death sentence. Will anything turn Scrooge’s heart around?
Produced by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre at Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, 219 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam
Performances: December 7-16, 2012
Performance Times: December 7,8,12, 13,& 14 at 7:00 pm; December 9 & 16 at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices: On sale Monday, Nov. 12. Early Bird Special $12 through Nov. 21. Regular reserved seats $14
Call 920-887-7675 for reservations or more information.