Piedmont College Theatre to perform holiday classic `A Christmas Carol'

Opens November 17

The Charles Dickens classic holiday novel, "A Christmas Carol," is coming to life at Piedmont College. Under the direction of professor Bill Gabelhausen, the play will immerse audience members in Victorian England, where mean-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge finds his Christmas spirit.

Scrooge, the ghost of Jacob Marley, the three Christmas ghosts, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchit family take the stage at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17-19; and 2 p.m., Nov. 20, in the Swanson Center Mainstage Theater at the college's Demorest, Ga., campus.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Piedmont faculty, staff, and students are admitted free. Please make reservations by calling 706-778-3000 ext. 1355 or online at www.piedmont.edu/FA.

Scrooge is a cranky businessman with no Christmas spirit. He yells "Bah! Humbug!" at visitors inviting him to a Christmas party or asking him to donate to charity. When he is visited by the ghost of his business partner, he is warned of his probable doom if he does not change his ways. For the next three nights he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come, taking him through the different time periods and looking from the outside-in to help him through his transformation.