27 YEARS OF HOLIDAY TRADITION CONTINUES AT THE IRT as Lilly presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
About the show
For decades, theatre-goers have enjoyed Lilly presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT), where classic characters come to life and the spirits of Christmas bring new life to Ebenezer Scrooge.
Perhaps no other holiday story is as capable of turning our heads this time of year as A Christmas Carol can. Dickens’ storytelling turns our focus back to ourselves and our families, just as the Cratchits and Freds family and friends are bound together in celebration of togetherness.
From artistic director
“Dickens created indelible characters and memorable plots which make us feel more. His story emblazoned on stage provides families with an opportunity to savor a fully human, live experience together,” said Janet Allen, executive artistic director.
New associate director
Again this season the timeless classic is directed by Allen, with support from Co-Director and the IRT’s new Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna.
“I’m delighted to help guide this group of actors—whose collective experience with this tale is powerful and deep—through the task of making it sing for three generations of Hoosiers,” said Allen.
Top local talent
Many of Indy’s favorite actors return to the stage including Ryan Artzberger who will again take on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, along with Chuck Goad, Scot Greenwell, Jeremy Fisher, Rob Johansen, Jennifer Johansen, Charles Pasternak, Emily Ristine, and Milicent Wright.
Joey Collins and Ashley Dillard make their A Christmas Carol debut. The cast, in their Victorian-era costumes, on a dreamy, candlelit and snow-covered stage, come together to bring the spirit of the holidays to Indianapolis.
“What always fills my heart with joy in watching A Christmas Carol are the hidden, surprising moments of generosity from characters from whom we least expect it. Often, these characters have very little in the way of material possessions or wealth; what they have instead is a sense of the promise of humanity and the joy of reaching out to others,” said Allen.
A Christmas Carol promises these things to you, too.
What: A Christmas Carol
When: November 18 – December 24
Where: OneAmerica Mainstage, 140 W. Washington Street
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, no intermission
Age: Recommended for patrons 8 years and older
Content advisory: This production contains thematic ghost scenes
Tickets: Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at irtlive.com