A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol 3★★★★½

‘I wear the chains I forged in life!” This ghostly report from the doomed spirit of Jacob Marley is among the most famous supernatural utterances in English literature.

It’s also a fair metaphor for the heavy weight of responsibility carried by any theater company brave enough to stage Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol. This unstoppably popular story has been around for better than 170 years, and along the way it has forged a long and weighty chain of expectations, adorations, misinterpretations, criticisms, dismissals and the weird, unkind backlashes that spring from any legendary story’s overfamiliarity.

Click ‘Here‘ to read the full review in the North Bay Bohemian, December 2, 2015

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