“A Christmas Carol” opens December 7.

Is that what bluegrass music, St. Louis
and Charles Dickens have in common?

(I never would have guessed.)

Providence Players of Fairfax and The Young Hearts present

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Rob Zapple
Directed by Beth Gilles-Whitehead


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Tim Brown, the Narrator, leads a bluegrass ensemble in PPF’s holiday production of “A Christmas Carol.”  Cast members (top to bottom, left to right) Nick Manicone, Kyle McClain, Thomas Udlock Tim Brown and Ariana Colligan pictured. Photo by Rob Cuevas.

 Though placed in 1930’s Midwest, there is nothing “depressing” about this new take on this classic tale of redemption.  St. Louis is mighty cold in December, especially when there’s not enough food to go around. Times are hard. People are out of work, lose their homes, their families, and many lose hope. A Shakespearean actor and his manager run out of gas, and the townsfolk agree to supply them with some if they tell them the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. Hope is born as the town jumps in as Dickensian characters amid bluegrass music and the redemptive spirit inspired by this timeless tale. This depression-era adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic truly brings this story to life.

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Tim Brown as the Narrator leads the viewers to a memory of his past, one very special Christmas Eve.  Photo by Rob Cuevas.

Talia Cutler costumed as Christmas Past

Talia Cutler as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Photo by Rob Cuevas.

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David Whitehead as Ebenezer Scrooge, surrounded by ghosts. Photo by Rob Cuevas.

Tim Brown and Caden Mitchell

Tim Brown as the Narrator and Caden Mitchell as Tiny Tim.  Photo by Rob Cuevas.

478_young_heartsThis special holiday treat will benefit the work of The Young Hearts, a group of amazing teens who raise funds to battle blood cancers and other diseases.  Half of all net proceeds from this production will be donated to Young Hearts Foundation in pursuit of their important mission. This year, The Young Hearts are raising money in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For the past five years, over $40,000 has been generated to support  The Young Hearts and their important mission and PPF hopes to increase its support in 2018.

Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
December 7 – 16
Saturday & Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m
December 8, 9, 15 & 16
Ticket Information:
All Tickets $17
All Seating is General Admission
(First Come, First Served)
The James Lee Community Center Theater
2855 Annandale Road Falls Church VA

Order Online (No Fee): www.providenceplayers.org/tickets/
Reserve by Email: providenceplayerstickets@cox.net
Reserve by Phone: 703-425-6782

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