‘A Christmas Carol’ Inspires Bay Area Theater Goers

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A reformed Scrooge (James Carpenter, center) celebrates the season with his nephew, Fred (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program student Patrick Lane, right), Fred’s wife, Mary (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program student Jenna Johnson, second from right), and the Cratchits: Bob (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program alumnus Nicholas Pelczar), Anne (Delia MacDougall), and Tiny Tim (Sadie Eve Scott). (Photo: Kevin Berne)

A reformed Scrooge (James Carpenter, center) celebrates the season with his nephew, Fred (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program student Patrick Lane, right), Fred’s wife, Mary (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program student Jenna Johnson, second from right), and the Cratchits: Bob (A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program alumnus Nicholas Pelczar), Anne (Delia MacDougall), and Tiny Tim (Sadie Eve Scott). (Photo: Kevin Berne)

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(KCBS) – It’s an old story that never gets old. In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol a bitter old Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and his Christmas Spirit is revived.

Bay Area veteran actor James Carpenter returns to the A.C.T. stage in the role of the Scrooge this season.

CBS’ Connie C. Kim Interviews James Carpenter:

A Christmas Carol plays at A.C.T. December 2-24, 2010.
Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
American Conservatory Theater
415 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh
Music by Karl Lundeberg
Choreography by Val Caniparoli
Directed by Domenique Lozano
Based on the original direction by Carey Perloff

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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