A Christmas Carol (Ludlam)

by  Charles Ludlam, Charles Dickens

Full Length Play, Drama  /  17m, 14f

"A faithful, authentic adaptation of the evergreen Christmas tale." - The New York Times

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A Christmas Carol (Ludlam)

by  Charles Ludlam Charles Dickens

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    17m, 14f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday

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A ridiculous but surprisingly faithful rendition of the Dickens classic. Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. Faced with his own mortality and the evil results of his misanthropic, miserly ways, Scrooge is redeemed, reconciled with his nephew and his neighbors, and becomes a second father to his assistant’s son, Tiny Tim. Ludlam finds the humor as well as the pathos in this Victorian melodrama.

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Reviews

"A faithful, authentic adaptation of the evergreen Christmas tale." - The New York Times

"A perfect holiday entertainment." - SoHo Weekly News

"A delicious family treat." - The Christian Science Monitor

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

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17m, 14f
A Ridiculous but surprisingly faithful rendition of the Dickens classic in which Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by the ghosts of his late partner, Jacob Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come. Faced with his own mortality, and the evil results of his misanthropic, miserly ways, Scrooge is redeemed, reconciled with his nephew and his neighbors, and becomes a second father to his assistant's son, Tiny Tim. Ludlam finds the humor as well as the pathos in this Victorian melodrama, creating the most Dickensian and stageworthy adaptation yet.
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  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Charles Ludlam

Charles Ludlam (1943-1987) grew up in Queens, New York, just a few subway stops from Greenwich Village, and the heart of Gay America. At twenty-four, he founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, where he wrote, directed and performed in almost every production for the next two decades, often with Ever ...

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Charles Dickens

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