Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater presents A Christmas Carol this weekend in Summit Hill. Show time is 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St.
The production is adapted by Michael A. Youngs, from the classic story by Charles Dickens. It is produced by the CSCT board of directors, under a special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.
"This adaptation was written in 2006 and offers a reflective look at a timeless classic," says CSCT President Jonathan M. Rodgers, who is also directing the show.
"A Christmas Carol, as performed by the CSCT, will demonstrate a story within a story. Told from the perspective of an old man, the trials and chains that Scrooge has forged for many years remain classic," adds Rogers. "The old man teaches his granddaughter that there is much more to the holiday season then presents."
Rodgers says the show runs about an hour in length.
"This story holds great value to the holiday season," he adds. "It is ideal for those 10 and older. The younger children are sure to enjoy the show, however the idea of ghosts and time travel may be confusing. I encourage families and friends of all ages to come out and enjoy the timeless classic as a group."
The show features new performers from as young as 7 years old, up to some of the area's most seasoned performers.
Cast members include: Jim Cimms as the old man; Morgan Veglia as the solicitor and the Ghost of Christmas Past; Lauren Serbel as Sarah and an orphan; Josiah Behrens as Bob Cratchit and young Scrooge; Ryan Miorelli as Scrooge; Barbara Maloney as Sister Serenity; Lily Pfeifer as Emma; Emily Martin as Lillian; Jake Tokosh as Fred; Toni Reid as Mrs. Dilber; Dalton Fake as Marley and Old Joe; Teah Garrison as Fan and Mrs. Cratchit.
Also in the cast are: Abby Hoppes as boy Scrooge and an orphan; Lexi Pfeifer as Belle; Zane Bachert as the Ghost of Christmas Present; Hadassah Frey as Tiny Tim and an orphan; Constance Cunningham as Sister Angelene; Rodgers as Topper; Marissa Miller as Mary and the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Costuming, staging, and prop assistants include Rodgers, Miorelli and Bachert.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling Rodgers at (610) 577-6092. For more information about CSCT visit www.csct.webs.com .